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Broad Integration in the labour market
Local and national campaigns like "Sprawni w Pracy", which means "Able at Work", have drawn Polish society’s attention to the situation of people with disabilities and their low level of employment. Friends of Integration also assists people in finding employment by operating five Integration Centres.
Friends of Integration Association, Broad Integration in the labour market, Poland
Helping disabled employees understand their rights
From 2008 to June 2012, People First NZ ran an employment advocacy service, Works4Us, to assist disabled workers to understand their employment rights and in issues of employment. As part of this service Work4Us developed an Easy Read Individual Employment Agreement to assist workers with learning disabilities.
People First New Zealand Inc., Helping disabled employees understand their rights, New Zealand
Returning successfully to work
Responding to a rise in work-related injuries, SOCSO introduced the Return to Work Programme. Making use of individual but systematic case management while promoting early intervention, the programme considerably improved return to work rates. The benefits outweigh by far the costs by a 1.43:1 ratio.
SOCSO Tun Razak Rehabilitation Centre, Returning successfully to work, Malaysia
Fast-growing café chain with a majority of employees with disabilities
Since 2017, Mitti Café has been providing hospitality training and employment opportunities in accessible cafés established on the premises of educational institutions or private-sector companies. As of 2020 there are 12 Mitti Cafés, which are managed and staffed entirely by adults with disabilities.
Mitti Cafe, MITTI Café, India
Sustained advocacy for promoting equality
NCPEDP applies a multi-pronged approach and works simultaneously on five core issues, namely Awareness, Access, Education, Employment and Legislation. In each of these areas NCPEDP has been able to make a considerable impact with its sustained and focused effort, which in turn, has led to increased awareness and opportunities.
Indian National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People, Sustained advocacy for promoting equality, India
Growing social business in IT-remarketing with a high rate of inclusive employment
AfB is Europe’s first non-profit IT company, founded in Germany. AfB specializes in refurbishing and recycling IT hardware. The organization creates jobs for people with a range of disabilities in all areas of the company and offers competitive wages. As of 2019, AfB employed 200 people with disabilities.
AfB social & green IT, AfB, Germany
Offering professional services of well-trained persons with intellectual disabilities to companies
With its Social Enterprises programme the Pentru Voi Foundation promotes the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the work place through various activities, including personnel leasing, job coaching and skills enhancement training and collaborations with companies. 90% of the customers of these services are private companies.
Pentru Voi Foundation, Social Enterprises, Romania
Being employed by a university for the duration of PhD study
Promi ("Promotion inclusive") enables and promotes postgraduate education for students with disabilities. Initiated in 2012, 45 45 graduates have been placed in PhD programmes at their university by 2016 and provided with employment for the duration of their studies at one of the 21 partner universitites of Promi.
University of Koeln, project “Promi”, Germany
Online job-platform for persons with disabilities in a sub-Saharan country
The National Development Fund for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, launched the NVPWD Career Portal in 2020 with support from mobile operator Safaricom. This offers personalized job recommendations and learning opportunities, and by mid-2022 had been used by more than 5,100 job seekers and 327 employers.
Safaricom PLC, NCPWD Career Portal, Kenya
Initiating microfinancing and micro-enterprises for a whole city sub-district
In 2015, YPSA surveyed 1,250 persons with disabilities in Sitakund and organized them into 50 self-help groups. Based on their socio-economic background and personal interest, 250 persons were selected to receive interest-free loans, vocational training as well as support to establish their own businesses.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Sitakund sub-district of Chittagong, Bangladesh