Vocational Training

Vocational Training

In order to equip self-advocates with relevant skills for living independently and being included in the community, KAIH established a vocational training center to provide training that seek for full inclusion and participation in the community.

The initiative led to the formation of Jiwakilishe Youth Disability Group as a community based organization (CBO) by the self-advocates and siblings in 2012.In order to equip self-advocates with relevant skills for living independently and being included in the community, KAIH established a vocational training center to provide training that seek for full inclusion and participation in the community.

The initiative led to the formation of Jiwakilishe Youth Disability Group as a community based organization (CBO) by the self-advocates and siblings in 2012.
The topics for the vocational trainings are:
1. Human Rights and Governance.
2. Sexual and Reproductive health
3. HIV and AIDs
4. Leisure and Recreation
5. Photography
6. Literacy And Communication skills
7. Income generating activities   (Bead work, Weaving, hairdressing, bakery and tailoring)

Key Programs

Our goal is to achieve independent living through provision of quality skilled based education and transition to employment of people with intellectual disabilities.

Our goal is to achieve independent living through provision of quality skilled based education and transition to employment of people with intellectual disabilities

Objectives:

  • To link the curricular content in the vocational training center to the employable skills. This activity typically includes the skills necessary for securing employment and pursuing post vocational training opportunities.
  • To develop the transition plans from vocational training center. The transition plan is built on three basic propositions. First, upon leaving vocational training the learners with intellectual disabilities shall be engaged in employment. Secondly, the learners with intellectual disabilities will live and participate in community activities in a manner similar to people without disabilities. Thirdly, we expect that the learners will have social networks with family and friends.
  • To determine level of preparedness of the learners with intellectual disability for transition. Our focus area is the placement of the learners into employment , provision of  support needs and reasonable accommodation at the work station.
  • To document the factors that determine graduation readiness among learners with intellectual disability. If proper transition plan is implemented for every learner, then, the older students will easily exit the vocational training  after the completion of their trainings.
  • To examine the level of engagement of people with intellectual disabilities with their employers. The learners with intellectual disability on graduation should be in a position to perform tasks and jobs that they have learned in vocational classes.

Jiwakilishe support Group
The vocational training center has strived to provide training that seeks for full inclusion and participation of people with intellectual disabilities in the community.

The initiative has also led to the formation of Jiwakilishe Youth Disability Group as a community based organization (CBO) by the learners with intellectual disabilities in 2012.