Vice Governor of Fujian visits Switzerland and witnesses signature of a strategic cooperation agreement between SIMC and the Center for Exceptional Children in Putian (CEC)

A high-level Chinese delegation led by the Vice-Governor of the Province of Fujian and President, of the 8th Bureau of the Fujian Disabled Persons’ Federation, Mr Lin Ruiliang, visited the Center for professional specialized training of Le Repuis on December 13, 2023. Since 90 years, Le Repuis has been developing its cutting-edge expertise in the orientation and vocational training of young neurodiverse adults. More than 15 professions are currently taught at the Center.

The Vice Governor visited several workshops, such as carpentry, car bodywork and painting, car maintenance and preparation, production mechanics and graphic design and could exchange with the apprentices. He was then treated to a meal prepared and served by the apprentices.

Vice Governor Lin thanked Le Repuis for the warm welcome and expressed the hope that a similar concept can be introduced in the Province of Fujian and China, where the needs, expectations and hopes of young adults with autism and their parents are very significant.

The Vice Governor then witnessed the signature ceremony of a strategic cooperation agreement between SIMC’s CEO Philippe Zwahlen and Zheng Fangze, CEC’s Co-founder and Chairman of Fujian Association of Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities and their relatives.

13.12.2023 - Signature

With this signature, SIMC continues its collaboration with the CEC. It marks the initiation of a groundbreaking vocational training project spanning 16 centers across Fujian Province. As a leading expert consulting company in autism, SIMC is proud to contribute to CEC’s expansion from diagnostic and special education to innovative vocational training, integrating the expertise of CEC and partner Le Repuis. Inspired by the Swiss model, this project promises a unique approach tailored to Chinese requirements and pursues SIMC’s vision focusing on lifelong support to individuals with autism.