Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Providing vocational skills and career development to young adults with disabilities
Special Needs Initiative for Growth is an NGO based in Lagos supporting people with disabilities. Starting in 2017, ING has worked with civil society and business partners to offer vocational and technical training. It runs workshops and trainings covering digital, vocational, and career development skills, and it builds the capacity of special educators to teach these skills. It also offers mentorship, internships, and business grants. From 2017 to 2020, some 1,300 persons have been trained.
“The career development programme opened my mind, and now I am a digital and media advocate.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||TVET for Special Needs Young Adults in Low-Middle Income Countries|
|Organisation:||Special Needs Initiative for Growth (also known as Initiative for National Growth Africa)|
|Nigeria – Lagos|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|