Every year FS Systems choose organisation to support in order to give back to the community.
One of our initiatives this year is to partner with the National Institute for the Deaf Private College (NID).
FS Systems are sponsoring nine learners to do training at this facility for the next 12 months. We are very excited about this initiative to help these disabled learners to get an education to give them a better future.
See our nine learners here:
The NID is the only private Post-School training and care institution for people with hearing loss in South Africa. Its policies and institutional plans are in line with the White Paper for Post-School Education and Training and have been specifically developed to address the specific needs of persons across the spectrum of hearing loss. NID is sensitive to the needs of deaf beneficiaries with hearing loss and addresses their challenges at the level of Post-School institutions through deaf experts, including lecturers/facilitators, deaf assistant facilitators, support staff and management as well as learning material that is deaf accessible. Special attention is provided to the need that has been identified with deaf beneficiaries from previously disadvantaged families to gain access to training and employment opportunities.
NID ensures that deaf beneficiaries have equal access to opportunities (Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, 2000) where they can access resources that will benefit their future and give them a more positive outlook on life. Our deaf beneficiaries experience all aspects of college life, from sports, and culture, to recreation and accommodation; fully compliant with DHET’s strategic policy framework. NID is therefore a unique training facility where deaf accessible training prepares Deaf beneficiaries for the open hearing labour market/community and will enable them to earn a sustainable livelihood where they can contribute to South Africa’s economy. NID renders accessible training services to people with hearing loss, and extends these training opportunities to other provinces in South Africa.