There are some incredible social entrepreneurs for adults with disability challenges.

Justifiably, Louise Upston was challenged yesterday before the Social Services and Community Select Committee for changes that could see a significant number of disable workers worse off.

Sometimes highlighting people and organisations that do an incredible job is the best way.

I became are of when they employed a student who had been at Mt Hobson Middle School while I was Principal there. She is an incredible adult now and throughout her life has been supported by brilliant parents.

Downlights founder Jennifer del Bel is a remarkable person and a part of her story is told here.

She sent me this note earlier in the week:

Downlights is a NZ owned luxury artisan candle & fragranced products company that creates meaningful employment opportunities for young New Zealanders with Down syndrome learning disabilities. 

A multi- winning social enterprise, Downlights also pays our staff the  Living Wage and we donate NZD1 from every Downlights candle sold via the Downlights Charitable Trust.

Please check out their site:

Alwyn Poole
Innovative Education Consultants

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