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Using analytic tools to make workplaces more accessible and jobs more inclusive
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Helm, Workplace Inclusive Solutions, Egypt
A national effort to promote employment in the ICT sector
The programme equips people with various disabilities with the skills required for work in the ICT sector, and places them in appropriate companies. Launched in 2013, it has trained 467 people by 2016. 83% of them (one third women) are employed full-time in 16 companies and are paid entirely by their employers.
MCIT - Egypt Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013 Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in cooperation with Misr El Kheir Foundation (MEK), Chamber of Communications and Information Technology (CIT) and Daesn, Egypt, Egypt
Large-scale support for employers who have to meet a quota of employees with disabilities
Helm assists employers by short-listing suitable candidates, identifying the required accommodations and ensuring that employees maintain their jobs by on-the-job training and regular follow-up with both the employee and employer. Between 2014 and 2017 Helm has worked with more than 250 companies.
Multiple tailored solutions offer physical and financial independence
In the Alhassan Foundation more than 50 percent of the board members and 80 percent of the employees are wheelchair users. The Foundation aims for wheelchair users in Egypt to reach higher levels of inclusion and independance in all aspects of life, including education, employment, and sports.
Alhassan Foundation, Egypt
Focusing on employer needs and creating hundreds of jobs for young people with intellectual disabilities
The SETI Centre was founded by Caritas Egypt to provide vocational preparation and training to youth with intellectual disabilities. From its beginnings until 2016, the SETI Centre has placed over 500 youth with disabilities in various types of jobs as well as supported 300 of them to start their own businesses.
SETI Centre for Training and Studies on Disability, Egypt
Crowd-sourced reviews on 1,000 sites across Egypt
The app allows persons disabilities to search for venues such as shops, restaurants, and public offices that provide the accessibility features that they require. Users can request Helm to review a venue and upload it to the app, if approved, or give their own ratings. More than 1,000 people use Entaleq regularly.
Helm, Enteleq app, Egypt