Work.Able

Meet Nasir, Ashraf, Ain and Shahir - four individuals with learning differences who have graduated from MIJ Hub, a school for special needs children, teenagers and young adults. To transition from school to work, they must earn their keep at Ashraf's Cafe. From working in the kitchen to serving customers - we explore what it takes for people with special needs to work in a service-related job. Now and then, tensions arise as they struggle to communicate with difficult customers, and we show the public's attitudes towards them. Will they be able to survive the needs of a fast-paced and demanding society or will they crack under pressure?

Meet Nasir, Ashraf, Ain and Shahir - four individuals with learning differences who have graduated from MIJ Hub, a school for special needs children, teenagers and young adults. To transition from school to work, they must earn their keep at Ashraf's Cafe. From working in the kitchen to serving customers - we explore what it takes for people with special needs to work in a service-related job. Now and then, tensions arise as they struggle to communicate with difficult customers, and we show the public's attitudes towards them. Will they be able to survive the needs of a fast-paced and demanding society or will they crack under pressure?

Ep 1 Am I Different?
23 mins

Two adults with autism face challenges at work. How well do they manage with their cafe duties and customers? Under the watchful eye of their job coaches, we see them navigating new responsibilities.

Ep 1 Am I Different?

Two adults with autism face challenges at work. How well do they manage with their cafe duties and customers? Under the watchful eye of their job coaches, we see them navigating new responsibilities.

Ep 2 Struggling With Obsessions
23 mins

MIJ teachers have to intervene and help their students tread the fine line in society. Zi Hao's obsession with ATMs gets him arrested whilst Hakim's love for photography lands him in trouble.

Ep 2 Struggling With Obsessions

MIJ teachers have to intervene and help their students tread the fine line in society. Zi Hao's obsession with ATMs gets him arrested whilst Hakim's love for photography lands him in trouble.

Ep 3 Find Me A Job
23 mins

Unable to get a job for two years, Donnervan enrols into MIJ in the hope of finding where his real interests lie. Graduate Faiz is on the lookout for a new job after several part-time gigs.

Ep 3 Find Me A Job

Unable to get a job for two years, Donnervan enrols into MIJ in the hope of finding where his real interests lie. Graduate Faiz is on the lookout for a new job after several part-time gigs.

Ep 4 When Dreams Meet Reality
22 mins

Three students with special needs attend a hotel housekeeping workshop for the first time. Shahir steps out of the cafe and tries being a sound engineer in a studio. Who amongst them will shine?

Ep 4 When Dreams Meet Reality

Three students with special needs attend a hotel housekeeping workshop for the first time. Shahir steps out of the cafe and tries being a sound engineer in a studio. Who amongst them will shine?

Ep 5 I Want To Hire You But...
22 mins

Ashraf's family went through difficult times with his condition while trying to keep MIJ afloat. Three special needs students practice making the bed at a hotel. Faiz finds a new job but will he be able to retain it?

Ep 5 I Want To Hire You But...

Ashraf's family went through difficult times with his condition while trying to keep MIJ afloat. Three special needs students practice making the bed at a hotel. Faiz finds a new job but will he be able to retain it?

Ep 6 Do I Have A Future?
23 mins

Nasir does eye contact therapy to improve communication skills. MIJ struggles financially as more students apply for financial relief. Shahir takes a final test at the studio. Will he get the job?

Ep 6 Do I Have A Future?

Nasir does eye contact therapy to improve communication skills. MIJ struggles financially as more students apply for financial relief. Shahir takes a final test at the studio. Will he get the job?

Additional Information

Work.Able
Broadcasted2021
Genrescurrent affairs
Seasons1
Suitable For All Ages