ABOUT US

Our story, journey and vision.

Our Vision…

At VEUcan, our vision is based upon our core belief which is that ‘anything’s possible with a thought’. With this in mind, we work towards two main principles; to raise awareness of disability to educational institutions and the like and to promote independence within disabled individuals in order for them to achieve their ambitions.

Raising Awareness…

We believe that the inequality within society comes down to one simple thing, education! It has amazed us over the years how just one hour of education and interaction can change a persons perception of disability just like that. Nath sees the inequality on a daily basis whether it being smiled at when trying to ask for assistance or having abuse shouted at him. We believe that these happenings are not purposeful, rather society having insufficient education on how to deal with such situations. Most of the time, this forms the basis of our work with the vision of altering the opinions of society to include disabled individuals and equip people with the skills to do so.

Promoting Independence…

It’s our belief that, despite having a disability, anything is possible with a little thought! Throughout Nath’s life, he has put has disability aside and focused upon his own capabilities which he has accommodated his daily living. Most of the time, it is through Nath’s own improvisations that has enabled him to lead an independent life whether it be tieing a Bluetooth car speaker to his wheelchair (so that he can contact his PAs when necessary) or clamping a tripod to enable him to enjoy his passion for photography. It’s this mindset that we portray through our mentoring and consultancy work to enable individuals to realise their ambitions putting their disability to one side.

Nath Fernandes and his team came to Hull Collegiate School to run our Disability Awareness workshop for Year 7 on PHSCE day. It was an awesome morning and the pupils really enjoyed the interactive presentation. Nath was an excellent presenter with a good sense of humour and the children had lots of questions to ask him that he replied to with care and patience.
We thoroughly enjoyed Nath’s visit and would not hesitate to recommend him and his team to other schools.
Andrea - Hull Collegiate School

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