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NGO developing young people with disabilities for leadership positions
In 2019 the Youth Disability Advocacy Service from Australia developed a leadership programme for young people with disabilities aged 14 to 25, and by 2022 there were 120 graduates, most of whom have gained paid employment. In addition, the programme has already been licensed to other organizations.
Youth Affairs Council Victoria, Young Leaders Programme, Australia
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
Entrepreneurship training programme for women with disabilities
FUWAVITA was founded in 2018 by Aneth Geranda Isaya, the first deaf person to graduate from university in Tanzania. Aneth teaches women with disabilities to produce handicrafts and food that they can sell. By 2020, 500 women had successfully completed the economic generation training.
FUWAVITA - Tanzania Joy Women Entrepreneurship for the Deaf, FUWAVITA, Tanzania
Bridging the gap to the ICT industry
IBM has developed a self-assessment questionnaire that EnAble India can use to assist companies to gage their readiness to hire people with disabilities, as well as a guide for following-up with interviews so as to identify gaps and opportunities to increase the employment of people with disabilities.
IBM Belgium, Belgium
A voluntary certificate for organizations willing to commit to CSR and disability
CSR-D is the first certificate on disability endorsed by people with disabilities themselves. The certificate is structured in 7 categories with 19 indicators. Employment of people with disabilities is a central element. 2012 to 2016 nine external auditors with disabilities were licensed and 134 companies were certified.
Bequal Foundation, Bequal Certificate on Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR-D), Spain
An online accessible skills-driven job platform
Jobs Ability’, launched in 2018, is a development of the US non-profit Our Ability, in cooperation with Syracuse University and Microsoft. The Artificial Intelligence-driven job matching service uses algorithms that focus on the skills and abilities of persons with disabilities, rather than on what they do not have.
Our Ability - Access to Opportunity, Jobs Ability, United States of America
Youth transition programme
The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is a collaborative school-to-work transition programme that serves young adults with disabilities statewide in Oregon, USA. The purpose of YTP is to prepare young adults for employment or career-related post-secondary education. YTP is jointly funded by local schools and Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation.
University of Oregon, Youth transition programme, United States of America
Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Centum DZWONI is a countrywide initiative, started in 2006, and was the first "non-public" employment agency in Poland. It aims at finding positions in the open labour market for persons with intellectual disabilities. The services are free and include counselling, training, practice and individual support by a job coach.
Centrum DZWONI - Center for Vocational Counseling and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities, Job support for persons with intellectual disabilities, Poland
A scalable assistive technology initiative
The F123 Initiative leverages investments made by thousands of individuals, companies, and governments in free and open-source technologies to make internships, and consequently employment opportunities, that are available in small companies accessible to persons with disabilities.
UNICEF New York, A scalable assistive technology initiative, Brazil
A work coach model for persons with intellectual disabilities
The Sana employment project consists of four phases: assessment, job matching, evaluation, and training by work coaches. The project started in 2015 with one hotel in Amman. As of mid-2020 the programme has completed training of 150 participants, of whom 80 have received employment.
Sana for Special Individuals, Sana Work Program, Jordan