Keywords: Chile, Vocational Training in University, Students with Intellectual disabilities
Universidad Andres Bello
|Name of Organisation||Universidad Andres Bello|
|Type of organisation||University|
|Funding model||Fee paid by family + scholarships provided by partners|
- 360 students have graduated, 72% of whom are now in employment.
- 136 currently in the program over their 3 campuses
- Studies show a high increase in social skills, autonomy and self-esteem in the young people who have taken the program.
- Has influenced some laws in Chile related to equal opportunities and labour inclusion of people with disabilities.
THEORY OF CHANGE
We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:
|Young people with cognitive disabilities||Be a regular student in the University||Devleopment of social skills; improving their autonomy|
|Families||Support their son or daughter in the challenges that these studies pose||The capacity of giving the opportunity of being more independent|
|Other university students||Share their university time with people with disabilities||Be capable to share with them as peers and know them in a working world|