Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Training persons with disabilities in the Philippines to work as digital freelancers
Virtualahan is a social enterprise in the Philippines that trains and supports persons with disabilities to work as digital freelancers. The company offers a ten-week programme that includes demand-driven digital skills training, work-based learning, and employment support. Virtualahan also employs some of its own graduates to work as digital professionals. From 2015 to 2019, more than 500 people have graduated from the programme, 74 per cent of whom have secured employment.
“Virtualahan enabled me to dream and empowered me to get a job, and changed the direction of my life.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Virtualahan|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|