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Livelihoods resource centres
As "one-stop-shops" Livelihoods Resource Centres (LRCs) provide training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. LRCs are delivered through local partner organisations and are unique in providing the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability, Livelihoods resource centres, United Kingdom
Accessible agriculture technology creating inclusive jobs in rural areas
Initiated by Light for the World, an international NGO, the "Accessible Agriculture" project is assisting farmers with disabilities and older persons to participate in farming through the development of personalized assistive technology, adapting processes such as water transportation and mushroom growing.
Light for the World Cambodia, Accessible Agriculture – The Agri-Lab Experience, Cambodia
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
Job fairs organized by the Disability Network
Bangladesh Business & Disability Network was founded in 2017 by employers with the aim of creating a more disability inclusive workforce in Bangladesh. As of 2020 four job fairs for people with disabilities have been organized nationwide, resulting in more than 350 job placements with a retention rate of 80 per cent.
BBDN - Bangladesh Business & Disability Network, Establishment of a Business and Disability Network to Facilitate Employment, Bangladesh
Training professional baristas in the Caribbean
Deaf Can! Coffee is a social enterprise founded in 2015 that engages deaf young people and equips them with the knowledge and confidence to operate a sustainable coffee venture. Once the candidates complete training, they are employed in the café, but also work upon request for mobile coffee stations.
Deaf Can! Coffee, Jamaica
Expanding a chain of coffee shops run by Deaf young people
I Love Coffee operates a chain of coffee shops and coffee roasters and is staffed by deaf youngsters. Employees receive training and support. I Love Coffee currently has ten locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs 26 people, 80 per cent of whom are deaf, and has trained a total of 100 people.
I Love Coffee, I Love Coffee, South Africa
Support programme for young people leaving school
WALK PEER is a five-year model. In the first two years, young people while they are still at school are guided and trained on topics such as employability, entrepreneurship and transition. Transition is the main topic for years three and four. In the final year, the focus is entirely on a good start of their professional life.
WALK - Inclusive Employment Services, WALK Peer programme, Ireland
Support in transition to adult life
The School-to-Community Transition Initiative aims to improve the quality of transition planning and transition services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This goal is achieved by identifying successful programmes that can be replicated nationwide within The Arc’s network of local and state chapters.
The Arc of the United States, Support in transition to adult life, United States of America
All-Sector-Cooperation creating jobs in thousands of companies
The Ecuadorian Labour Integration Service (SIL) promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in the open labour market through training and assistance and by working together with the entire socio-labour spectrum. By 2016, some 12,900 people had found a job in 8,355 public and private companies.
FENEDIF - National Federation of Ecuadorian with Physical Disability, Labour Integration Service (SIL) of 2006 National Federation of Ecuadorians with Physical Disabilities (FENEDIF), in partnership with CONADIS, Petroamazonas EP and others, Ecuador, Ecuador
Inclusive organic agriculture farming for all, with approximately half being persons with disabilities
CBM cooperates with local partners across various states of India to train farmers, including people with disabilities, in organic farming and in supporting them by providing community loans for the procurement of equipment and livestock. By 2016 more than 11,000 farmers participated, 4,098 of whom were people with disabilities.
CBM - Christoffel Blind Mission India, India