Duncan Sauls (19) has a rare genetic disorder called the Shprintzen-Goldberg Syndrome. (A disorder of unknown cause resulting in neuronal, cardiovascular and connective tissue abnormalities). He attended the Alta du Toit School in Cape Town since the age of 8, but had to return home when he turned 18 years.
He is a member of Overstrand APD, Association for Persons with Disabilities, and is one of many youngsters who, due to their disability, find it difficult to find a job.
However, he is one of the fortunate ones who was given the opportunity to be trained on site at Dutchies Restaurant.
Duncan received a stipend during his training period of six months and has now been offered a permanent position at Dutchies. He has grown in confidence, developed new skills and is very grateful for the opportunity being given to him. In addition, he has become more independent and has learned to travel on his own