Where To Find Skills Training For People Living With Disabilities


Skills training programmes play an important role in ensuring that people are equipped with the necessary skills to better develop themselves. This is particularly the case for South Africans living with disabilities.   



Fortunately, there are several organizations and institutions that provide skills training for people living with disabilities. Here are some resources you can explore:

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) 

DPSA is a national organization that promotes the rights and inclusion of people living with disabilities. They offer various services, including skills development programs. You can visit their website (dpsa.org.za) or contact them directly to inquire about available training opportunities.

Disabled People South Africa Skills Development Program (DPASDP)

DPASDP is a subsidiary of DPSA that focuses specifically on skills development. They offer training in various fields, including computer literacy, entrepreneurship, and vocational skills. You can reach out to DPASDP for information on their training programs.

Department of Social Development

The South African Department of Social Development has initiatives and programs aimed at empowering people with disabilities. They may provide information on skills training opportunities and funding options. Contact your local Department of Social Development office or visit their website for more information.

South African National Council for the Blind (SANCB) 

SANCB is an organization that caters to the needs of people with visual impairments. They offer skills training programs tailored to enhance the independence and employability of visually impaired individuals. You can reach out to SANCB for details on their training initiatives.

National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA) 

NCPPDSA is an organization dedicated to promoting the rights and well-being of people with physical disabilities. They may offer skills training programs or be able to direct you to relevant resources in your area.

Special schools and rehabilitation centres 

There are specialized schools and rehabilitation centres across South Africa that provide skills training for individuals with disabilities. These institutions may offer vocational training, job placement services, and other skill-building programs. 

Contact local special schools, rehabilitation centres, or disability-focused NGOs in your area to inquire about available training options.

It's advisable to directly contact these organizations to get the most up-to-date information on training programs, eligibility criteria, and application processes. They can provide guidance and support based on your specific needs and location within South Africa.


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