Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Vocational training and micro-financing for young people with disabilities
The Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities (LUPD) is an advocacy organization run for and by people with physical disabilities. Since 2018, LUPD has been running a project to empower young people with disabilities to access employment or self-employment in rural areas of Bekaa and south Lebanon. The project offers vocational training, management courses, mentorship, and access to microfinance. As of 2020, 200 people have found employment and 23 small businesses have been created.
“I can’t express my feelings when I got my first salary and could buy anything I wanted.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Improving Socio-economic Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Bekaa and South Lebanon|
|Organisation:||Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities (LUPD)|
|Lebanon – Beirut, Bekaa, Mount Lebanon, and south Lebanon|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|