Kgopisha’s new job
Past pupil Kgopisha Lwandzile Kekana writes:
“I have started a new job at the Spar at Kingfisher Fourways (close to Fourways High School). I’m doing coffee and also make amazing cappuccinos. I’m just waiting for a new life.
My further goal in the next five years is to buy a car and buy some land and have a family. And I’m also willing to go into transport, like a bus shuttle service.”
Thank you for your news, Kgopisha. We wish you all the best in your new job.
Dubai art studio for ‘the determined ones’
During a recent trip to Dubai, PTA member Zelda Pringle discovered a gem of an art gallery in the ‘old town’. Mawaheb from Beautiful People is an inspiring art studio for adults with special needs, also known as ‘the determined ones’. Mawaheb (the Arabic word for ‘talent’) has a vision is to encourage each individual, regardless of disability, to reach their highest potential through art and aid in the development of necessary life skills.
“This studio and coffee shop is one of the happiest places I’ve ever visited! Through art, these special people have found their voice and they are being recognised for their talents.” – Zelda
Connecting Us: Joshua Ekeruche
This month we get to know more about Joshua Ekeruche in the Junior phase.
Dad’s name and occupation
Emmanuel – Architect
Mom’s name and occupation
Doja – Marketing Executive
Siblings’ names and ages
A sister Eden, who is 3 years’ old
How long has Joshua been at Unity College?
Since July 2019 and he absolutely loves it. His experience during the 2-week trial was so positive, we had no choice but to enrol him right after. He is always happy to hop on the school bus and come to school. In the past, it was a hassle to wake him up in the morning but now, all we need to say is “It’s time to go to Unity College” and he’s springing to the bathroom.
What talents, hobbies or interests does he have?
Joshua loves to colour and recently, he’s learnt to colour in a much neater way, which makes it more interesting for him. He enjoys creating structures, letters and words from bricks, scrabble tiles, clay dough etc.
What fun activities do you like to do as a family?
Water sports is a sure one. Joshua and his sister love to play in water so going to aqua-parks is a definite go-to family fun. Only challenge is that it is a nightmare to get him out of there when it’s time to go home. He never wants to leave.
What therapies or interventions have benefitted Joshua the most?
Joshua is interested in both speech and occupational therapy. I’m not sure which one he loves the most. He however, laughs more when he’s in occupational therapy. Both have been quite impactful as his vocabulary has significantly increased, he’s learnt to dress himself, we are nearly-there on toilet training while he is more confident.
What are your dreams for your child?
I envision Joshua fulfilling his potential to the max, finding meaning in whatever he chooses to do even as simple tasks as being able to do things by himself for himself .