Did you know we just launched another scholarship programme? Want to find out more as a family? Or are you a company who wants to get involved? Read on!
Back in 2019, the Ford Foundation funded our first ever scholarship programme, aimed at helping neurodiverse young people from less privileged backgrounds to develop digital skills.
The selected trainees joined us for six months and earned experience and qualifications in life skills, employability, and digital skills such as data entry, digitisation, and labelling.
During their programme, they did an internship for RMA who outsourced documents to be digitised, labelled, and stored in their cloud system. This provided an excellent opportunity for the trainees to gain transferable skills such as meeting deadlines, working as a team, and working with accuracy.
Here’s what Kenny’s family thought about the programme:
“After joining Steps I have noticed the growth of Kenny’s positive mindset and behavior. He has become more confident in himself, willing, and enjoys learning new skills, challenges such as socializing and traveling home independently.”
Following the success of the first programme which saw half of the graduates enter into employment and half continue to further education, our long term partners Sea Thailand (Shopee, Garena) wanted to do something that really changed the outcomes for young neurodiverse people, so we worked together to do just that.
We set up a Scholarship to Work Programme which enables a group of underprivileged neurodiverse learners the opportunity to learn office and admin skills on the job at our Business Service Centre by doing actual work tasks for Sea Thailand. Based on the excellent work so far, we have also been asked to take care of their electronic filing system which creates immediate training and employment opportunities for our community.
If you are a company who would like to discuss a scholarship to work programme, we would love to hear from you.