Year 11 QACI students Wenonah van Damme and Hunter Jensen this week had the opportunity to volunteer their services as members of the QACI Student Media Team to do photography for the Post School Expo for young people with disability, held at Brisbane City Hall.
Wenonah and Hunter represented QACI with pride and Karen Berger, a Department of Education Advisory Teacher - School Transition Officer and volunteer organiser based at Sunnybank said "Please pass on my gratitude to Hunter and Wenonah for their attendance at the Post School Expo. Both students were outstanding at representing your school in a superb fashion. Other staff were also commenting on how well mannered, mature and well-presented they were. Our sincere thanks."
Wenonah van Damme writes...
The Brisbane fresh futures market held in the historic Brisbane City
Hall, gave students and young people with disability from around
Brisbane a unique opportunity to explore their post school
opportunities. These events are significant to the 4 million Australians
living with disability, considering only 53% are employed. Karen
Berger, the event’s organizer, invited QACI photographers to capture the
The hall was filled with stalls proving
information not only about career opportunities but also a variety of
post-school support and education opportunities. Young people and their
families were introduced to university options and other education as
well as employment agencies who specialized in disability. Courses in
social skills and working environments in all types of fields were also
offered, to prepare them for the working world.
we captured a lot of enthusiastic students, and talking to the stall
holders it was evident that they were just as enthusiastic about the
These types of events are becoming more and
more important in our community as technology and social development
give our disabled community growing opportunity in work environments.
The energy and excitement in the venue was very positive and many
attendees left with smiles on their faces and well informed their future
Congratulations to Karen Berger and everyone on the
team for providing an important and very successful event for the
disabled community in Brisbane.