Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Lottery funds for employment support of people with hearing or visual disabilities
El Benemérito Comité Pro Ciegos y Sordos (the Committee for People Who Are Blind and Deaf) is a Guatemalan NGO and rehabilitation and education organization. In 2000 the Committee started a labour inclusion programme that trains and supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired to find employment. At the same time, the organization works with companies to become more inclusive. From 2009 to 2020, 703 people were hired through the programme.
“Thanks to the Committee I developed working skills to contribute to my family and to society.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Labour Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Programme|
|Organisation:||Committee for People Who Are Blind and Deaf in Guatemala|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|