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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
A catering service training and vocation programme
Floare de Cireş is a catering service in the town of Razeni in Modava founded in 2012 to give disadvantaged young people a chance to get their first job. In 2015 the project was extended to include a workplace training programme, which more than 100 people with disabilities had completed by 2020.
Eco-Razeni Association, Floare de Cireş, Moldova
How to successfully apply for jobs in the public and private sector
Participants go through an evaluation process, which is summarised in an employment profile. Afterwards, training is recommended to complement existing interests and skills. Job placement is carried out using a special job-matching software, which is also available through the Ministry of Labour and private partner companies.
Saraki Foundation, Project “Effective Labour Inclusion”, Paraguay
Training and seed financing within local communities
Persons with disabilities and their family members are provided with vocational training depending on their interests and skills. Successful graduates are then provided with seed capital on a loan basis so they can start their own businesses. The costs of the initiative are shared between the Karuna Foundation and the community
Karuna Foundation, Project “Inspire2Care”, Nepal
Developmental and career path training
for adults with intellectual disabilities
Cape Mental Health, “TRAINING WORKSHOPS UNLIMITED”, South Africa
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
Full-range services in Inclusive Education and job readiness
PRIDE is a modular programme for people with disabilities covering the areas of training (from the age of 4), vocational preparation and job placement. Participants in the PRIDE program can either attend the Manzil Educational Center on a full-time basis or complete individual programs on a part-time basis
Manzil Center, People Receiving Independence & Dignity through Empowerment (PRIDE), United Arab Emirates
Boosting the employability of Costa Ricans with disabilities
Initiated in 2012, the Plan comprises measures like employment services, increasing workplace demand as well as encouraging development of enterprises. By 2014, 1,653 persons received training services, 49 started their own business and the Network of Inclusive Business expanded to 58 members.
National Employment Directorate, Ministry of Work and Social Security in Costa Rica, National Plan for Work Inclusion of People with Disabilities of 2012-2015, Ministry of Work and Social Security, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
A variety of approaches to create jobs for people with visual impairments
The first phase started in 2007 and focused on technology to increase the learning potential of students with visual impairments. From 2012 to 2013, the emphasis was on vocational preparation, technological applications and advocacy for inclusive universities. 117 people found employment through the programme.
ICEVI - International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment, Nippon Foundation Higher Education Project, Cambodia
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom