Disability awareness workshop
VEUcan was founded in 2011 by its director, Nath Fernandes who has severe Cerebral Palsy, with the vision of promoting awareness of disability to educational institutions including primary and secondary schools as part of the PHSE and Citizenship curriculum.
Nath Fernandes himself delivers workshops.
The workshops use physical learning and allow the students to get involved and create a new understanding of how someone with a disability may have to cope in their everyday life. For example, the blindness activity: Take two participants. One participant is blindfolded and has to restack Russian Dolls whilst the other is only allowed to give verbal guidance. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
The feedback that Nath has received in the past from teachers has been fantastic. Also, Nath can customise workshops to fit in with a specific part of the curriculum.