A blind shepherd boy, now with full employment at a high school Lukas Zida was born and raised at Boditi Woreda, a short distance outside of Wolaita town. As a young shepherd boy, Lukas was attacked by an angry cow, which resulted in his total blindness. Although his father lost hope for the boy’s future, […]
“I never gave up my passion or my abilities regardless of what I was told by others!” For 24 years I was employed in childcare, where I was known as trustworthy and loving by parents and kids alike. Sadly, I was forced to leave this job due to Vermont’s credentialing of child-care staff. With no […]
Vuyane Mondla is 41 years old and is currently one of two Team Leaders in the garden pot centre (producing garden boxes etc.) of Training Workshops Unlimited, a non-profit organization that provides developmental and career path training for adults aged 30 to 45 with intellectual disabilities. For the past 18 years he has been a […]
“Starting my own business has been extremely positive, both personal and professional.” For me, starting my own business (Interactúa, a paediatric therapy centre) has been extremely positive, both on a personal and a professional level. On a professional level, this experience has allowed me to grow without being monitored by a boss who doesn’t believe […]
Chile's More Capable Programme of 2015
By developing the skills of the poor, including those with disabilities, and by combining such training with a comprehensive array of employment services, Chile’s “More Capable” programme is educating a huge number of people who would otherwise remain untrained, including 5,235 persons with disabilities to date.
Peru's I am Capable Model of 2012
By involving employers and disabled people’s organizations in skills development and employment services, and by accompanying and monitoring their placement and adaptation in the work environment, Peru’s “I Am Capable Model” has resulted in more than 3,000 new workers with disabilities joining the labour force and in a national labour policy that is responsive to the demands and needs of the disabled.
“I barely spoke to strangers and now I am selling to them.” Before Yi-Hsuan lost her eyesight she worked as a designer who created visual compositions. Even as a congenital glaucoma patient, she never thought that blindness would come so soon. “Several years ago, after my sudden retinal detachment, I lost vision permanently, and from […]
“Bringing Patrick on board was key to my success on the job” I work for Bluewave Energy, a division of Parkland Fuel Corporation, the largest independent fuel distributor in Canada. I had heard from others about the value of inclusive hiring and with the company continuing to grow and expand, I was keen to explore how my […]