Autism newsletter 2021 August LR - Flipbook - Page 8
ACTIVITIES & VOLUNTEERISM
Prior to working as café assistants in PBX, they have undergone
employability training programme, supported by the Employability
& Employment Centre (E2C) of Autism Resource Centre
(Singapore) in January 2021. Their job scope includes food
preparation, cooking, and serving customers at the café.
Under the concerted effort of educators and job coaches, Eason
looks forward to his daily work as a staff of PBX. With a positive
attitude, he often exclaims to others, “I can do it, brother!”
Eason Chen (left), Brian Woo (middle), and Ethan Liew (right).
With pride and delight, Eden School is pleased to offer employment
contracts to three graduates on 29 March 2021. The three
graduates are Eason Chen, Brian Woo and Ethan Liew. They are
working at Professor Brawn Express (PBX), a café at Eden School.
This is a significant milestone for Eden School as we constantly
ensure that students develop their full potential under the care
and guidance from educators and job coaches. It is heartening
to see these boys growing into confident young men who are
capable of earning their own keep.
Brian Woo (right) displaying the employment contract with his dad.
For Brian, earning a salary is a great source of motivation in his
life.With his current portfolio of acquired skills, Brian’s confidence
has increased over the years. Brian works at PBX on weekdays
and as a part-time food delivery rider over the weekends.
Eason, who turns 21 years old this year, graduated in 2018. He
joined Eden School in 2007 at the age of 7. Brian and Ethan, both
joined Eden School at 8 years old and 11 years old respectively.
Brian transferred from a mainstream primary school while Ethan
attended an international school in Hong Kong before making the
switch. They both turn 19 years old this year and graduated last
year in 2020.
As for Ethan, his sunny disposition brings a smile to all the Eden
School staff and students he has interacted with.Through his years
of diligence building up his endurance, stamina and work speed,
Ethan is gradually closer to his dream of becoming a chef one day.
We want to express our appreciation to all the educators, job
coaches, café staff and E2C members who have supported to
ensure the successful transition of the 3 graduates at PBX café.
We also want to extend our congratulations to these 3 young
men and wish them the very best in their job!
Proud moment for Eason Chen (middle) and Eden School.
The three young adults have made significant progress having
undergone training with the school’s vocational programme. The
vocational programme honed important skills like work habits,
communication, and industrial work skills, coupled with the
autism-focused curriculum which prepared them for employment.
Ethan Liew (middle) signing the employment contract with his parents.