Yazaki empowers students with disabilities

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF YAZAKI WITH STUDENTS: Brandon Stowers and Iosua Lautoa.

MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF YAZAKI WITH STUDENTS: Brandon Stowers and Iosua Lautoa. (Photo: Ilia L. Likou)

Yazaki Samoa presented certificates to two students of Fiamalamalama School on Friday.

Last year, Yazaki Samoa became the first employer to accept a proposal from the Aoga Fiamalamalama for an employment trial for people with disabilities. 

For this year, Brandon Stowers, 18, and Iosua Lautoa, 19, became the second lot of students to use the opportunity.

Senior Manager, Peseta Peter Tone, told the Sunday Samoan Yazaki was proud to have been able to help.

“Having the opportunity to work with students of the Fiamalamalama school is very important,” he said.

“They were given different jobs to work on during their two weeks here at the Yazaki Samoa.”

“As usual, we welcomed and treated them as any other normal employee.”

Peseta said that the aim of the programme is to make sure people with special needs fit in to any workplace.

“This is a very good opportunity especially for people with disabilities to have the chance to experience working in different fields.”

“Giving them a chance to prepare for the future is very important.”

Both Brandon and Iosua were appreciative of the chance. 

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