Youth Wanted to Work With People With Down Syndrome

Larry and Takaya

Larry Shareski, Foundation Ambassador, presented Takaya with a gift bag of products made by people who attend the Employment, Training and Support program.

As of last Friday, Takaya Hart finished her 3-week practicum working in the kitchen at Semiahmoo House Society. “We enjoyed having her here,” said Jo-Ann Ahohen, Manager for Employment Training and Support Services. “She helped us with events. She’s been great and everyone loves her.”

Takaya, a grade 11 student at Earl Marriott Secondary, selected Semiahmoo House Society to do her practicum as part of her Humanity’s Co-op where she studies psychology, social studies and English. When asked what motivated her to choose Semiahmoo House Society, she replied: “My friend’s sister has Down Syndrome and I really like her. So, I wanted to work with people like her.”

Thank you, Takaya. You’ve been a big help working in our kitchen and in perpetuating our philosophy of inclusion.

By Louise Tremblay, The Semiahmoo Foundation.

Semiahmoo House Society, a non-profit organization located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to provide quality services and supports to people with disabilities and their families in the community. 

The Semiahmoo Foundation, located in Surrey/White Rock, exists to fund, support and enhance the programs and services delivered by Semiahmoo House Society.

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