Afghan Amputee Bicyclists for Rehabilitation and Recreation (AABRAR) – Bicycle Training Program
Since 2001 AABRAR runs a bicycle-training programme with a monthly intake of 20 participants. A trainer teaches the trainees how to repair and ride bicycles, which are modified by AABRAR’s mechanics to accommodate the needs of the trainees’ disabilities. By 2020, 7,000 people have been trained.
The Trust for the Americas – POETA DigiSpark
The programme offers free and accessible online and in-person training in life, technical and digital skills, partnering locally with potential employers and mentors. POETA DigiSpark has trained more than 4,000 people since starting in 2013, and has registered 200,000 visits to its seven technology centres.
Australian Network on Disability (AND) – Stepping Into Internship Program
The programme matches students with employers based on location, degree, career goals, and skills. Companies commit to a minimum of 152 hours of paid work. Launched in 2005, by 2020 the Stepping Into programme is available across seven states and has facilitated 1,478 paid internships.
myAbility – myAbility Talent® program
The participating talents receive coaching and make contact with interested companies. Companies gain know-how in the field of inclusion and employment of people with disabilities. Since the start of the programme in 2016, 130 students and 45 companies have completed the self-financed programmes.
Disabled Rehabilitation & Research Association (DRRA) – Jibika Project
DRRA’s ‘Jibika’ project supports people with disabilities in the rural districts of Sathkhira and Jhenaidah to run their own vegetable or crab farming businesses by providing training and microfinance. Between 2017 and mid-2020, 514 people with disabilities were involved in running their own businesses.
Humanity & Inclusion – Disability Inclusive Poverty Graduation
Since 2018 the project supports households in the cities of Kurigram and Chattogram. Participants receive rehabilitation services, including occupational therapy and counselling, and receive cash transfers to meet their basic needs. As of 2020, 1,447 households are being supported.
PFDA Vocational Center (PFDA-VTC) – Employment for PwNDDs
A vocational training centre provides support to people with neurological developmental disorders. Founded in 2014 with six participants, in 2020 there are 459. In addition,217 people have been placed in paid employment, 21 in self-employment, and 96 in sheltered employment.
Instituto Jô Clemente – Work Club, Employment Development, Post-inclusion monitoring
To get people with intellectual disabilities into regular jobs, Instituto Jô Clemente uses a model with three key elements: professional guidance (Work Club), employment development, and post-inclusion monitoring. The model has been designed as a low-cost practice and is funded by the participating companies.
Jamba – Career for All
The self-funded programme assists people with disabilities to acquire soft skills and professional abilities. Jamba also works with employers and operates a job matching platform. Launched in 2017, by 2020 Jamba has trained more than 590 people, 58 partner organisations and more than 2000 candidates in its database.
Light for the World – Accessible Employment
Since 2018, the Accessible Employment project has been training people with and without disabilities in Cambodia as job coaches who then support jobseekers, while also working with employers. In 2019 there were ten trained job coaches and 54 people with disabilities have gained employment.
Avalon Employment – Autism Employment Facilitator
An individualized job matching process is designed to identify ‘hidden’ skills and help develop strategies for people with autism and developmental disabilities to connect with the workforce. The practice, pioneered in Canada, was also implemented in 2014 in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.
Programa Pacto de Productividad
The project has developed a territorial model for inclusive employment for people with disabilities through the creation of technical guidelines for social actors. It promotes the articulated work between organizations and has strengthened the expertise of 527 organizations that provide training for employment, intermediation services, service providers and companies.
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kadiwaku Family Foundation – Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program
The programme supports the self-employment of people with disabilities. Launched in 2018, the project was implemented in seven provinces by 2020. Of the 502 young entrepreneurs who received support after start-up, 360 are succeeding as entrepreneurs and 12 have secured sustainable employment.
Lev Inclusion Denmark – KLAPjob
The KLAPjob project forms partnerships with various companies to identify and advertise jobs on the open labour market. People with intellectual disabilities are then helped to choose and apply for the most suitable job for them. Between 2014 and 2019, KLAPjob has successfully supported people into 3,684 jobs.
Helm – Workplace Inclusive Solutions
Helm is working with companies in Egypt to provide both job analysis for recruitment and accessibility consultancy services, including accessibility audits. By 2020, Helm had completed a total of 1,063 accessibility audits in a number of sectors and helped recruit 100 people with disabilities.
Benemérito Comité Pro-Ciegos y Sordos – Labour Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Programme
People with hearing or visual impairments are supported in professional skills development and career planning by specialized trainers. Employers also receive staff training and other support. Since 2009, 703 people were hired as a result of the programme and 43 businesses have joined the NGO’s network.
Hong Kong China
Care in Education and Recruitment (CareER) –CareER programme
CareER was founded by people with disabilities in 2004 to bridge the gap between educated university graduates with disabilities and the labour market. The online platform offers peer support and assistance in career development. In 2020, CareER has almost 600 registered members.
Kék Madár Alapítvány – Ízlelő restaurants
“Ízlelő Restaurants” are adapted to the needs of employees, with special work procedures and ongoing training. The first restaurant was opened in 2007, and 46 people with various disabilities are now employed in two restaurants and the model has been developed into a social franchise handbook.
Naman Seva Samiti – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Development
Volunteers are selected by the community to act as a driving force and role model. They lead self-help groups that develop business plans for individuals and joint initiatives, both farm and non-farm. In 2020, 25,965 people in 599 villages received direct support, including 7,000 people with disabilities.
Sense International India – Income Generation for Deafblind
Sense International India provides vocational training and seed capital to adults with deaf/blindness, enabling them to launch a micro-enterprise. The NGO also trains vocational instructors. By 2020, 600 people have benefited; and since 2014, 130 people have received seed capital.
Youth4Jobs Foundation – Smart Inclusion Centres
The Youth4Jobs Foundation has established “Smart Inclusion Centres” through its College Connect programme in 21 colleges and universities in India. The centres provide assistance with training and job placement. By 2020, 900 candidates have been trained by the centres, 550 of whom have jobs.
Cope Foundation – Ability@Work
Job coaches assist young people with an intellectual disability or autism to find paid employment. Job seekers contribute to the planning and delivery of the programme. Between 2018 and 2020, 69 people were registered and 37 people have been placed in supported employment jobs.
Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID) – Graduate Internship Programme with EY
The TCPID has established a higher education programme and supported transition to employment for people with intellectual disabilities. EY has been a core partner since 2017. BY 2020, six graduates have completed paid internships, four of whom have been offered permanent employment.
Itworks – Technology Accessibility Programng (TAP)
TAP was designed for people with mental, emotional or cognitive disabilities. It includes technological education, training of soft skills and the placement of people as qualified IT specialists. Since its launch in 2011, itworks has trained more than 150 adults, 74% of whom were successfully placed.
Sana Association – Sana work programme
The Sana employment project consists of four phases: assessment, job matching, evaluation, and training by work coaches. The project started in 2015 with one hotel in Amman. As of mid-2020, the programme has completed training of 150 participants, of whom 80 have received employment.
Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities (LUPD) – Employment and self-employment project
The project offers accessible vocational training and management courses as well as mentorship and access to microfinance. Between 2018 and 2020, the project delivered over 50 training courses for 400 participants, 200 people with disabilities found employment, and 23 small businesses were created.
Inclusion Mauritius – Supported employment and training training
The programme addresses the needs of both young jobseekers with intellectual disabilities and employers by offering training and continuous guidance to ensure high retention rates. Inclusion Mauritius also trains its beneficiaries to become self-advocates. From 2018 to 2020, 162 young adults were trained.
Eco-Razeni Association – Floare de cireş
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.
Special Needs Initiative for Growth – Technical and vocational training
The training focuses on IT entrepreneurship and career development to enable employment or self-employment. Graduates are supported in their search for an internship or a job or receive a small grant to start a company. Between 2017 and 2020, 1,300 people and 570 special needs teachers were trained.
Virtualahan – Training as Online Service Provider
The 10-week programme includes demand-driven digital skills training, work-based learning, and employment support. Virtualahan also employs its own graduates to work as online outsourcing professionals. Since 2015, more than 400 people have graduated from the programme and 78 per cent have found employment.
Republic of Korea
Sohwa Aram Center – Job Plus
Job Plus is a “training-employment-retraining-employment-re-employment” programme for people with developmental disabilities to live and work independently. The project provides internships, short term work experience, and support services. Since 2018, 34 participants have found employment.
I Love Coffee – Coffee Shops run by deaf people
I Love Coffee operates a chain of coffee shops and coffee roasters and is staffed with deaf youngsters. Employees receive training and support. I Love Coffee currently has 10 locations in Cape Town and Johannesburg and employs 26 people, 80% of whom are deaf, and has trained a total of 100 people.
Asociación pro-deficientes psíquicos de Alicante (APSA) – Penitentiary Programme for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
APSA’s penitentiary programme offers personalized vocational training and support to beneficiaries within penal institutions and through its sheltered employment centres. APSA supports all persons with intellectual disabilities in Alicante’s penal system, of which there were 65 in 2020.
Confederación Española de Personas con Discapacidad Física y Orgánica (COCEMFE) – Empresas inclusivas
COCEMFe encourages and supports companies to include people with disabilities among their relevant stakeholders as suppliers, customers, and competent professionals, and therefore go beyond inclusive recruitment and CSR. Since 2018, 161 such agreements have been signed with companies.
Fundación ONCE – One-on-one
A multidisciplinary team provides training, support, and internship opportunities to inactive youth with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities. Between 2017 and 2019, One-on-one has been working with 228 employers and supporting 2,054 people with disabilities to transition to employment.
Plena Inclusión – Empleo Público Accesible
To enable people with intellectual disabilities to apply for public vacancies, Plena Inclusión, together with the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities, developed a special call for the Ministry of Public Functions. From 2012 to 2020, 448 people were able to find a job.
FUWAVITA – Economic generation training
FUWAVITA was founded in 2018 by Aneth Geranda Isaya, the first deaf person to graduate from university in Tanzania. Aneth teaches women with disabilities to produce handicrafts and food that they can sell. By 2020, 500 women had had successfully completed the economic generation training.
Light for the World – Make 12.4% Work Initiative
The “Make 12.4% Work” initiative is led by young people with disabilities who are trained and certified as “Disability Inclusion Facilitators.” They train member organizations to become more inclusive. From 2018 to 2020, 124 organizations have become members and 5,700 people have benefited.
Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA) – Customized Employment (CE)
Since 2000, Griffin-Hammis Associates has been a leading expert in individual employment training and technical assistance and a pioneer in the creation of micro-enterprises for people with disabilities. GHA has worked in over 40 states in the United States and has supported projects in Australia, Canada, and Spain.
Keystone Human Services – Adult Community Autism Project (ACAP)
ACAP is a government-funded project offering a range of individualized services to support adults with autism to achieve their goals. Employment is an integral part of each plan. Starting in 2010 with just 37 participants, the programme has since grown to 180 by 2019, with 99 adults in employment.
World Vision – Inclusive Livelihood for Refugees
Launched in 2017, the programme provides inclusive livelihoods for people with disabilities in two refugee settlement areas in Uganda. The water supply is connected to accessible water points, and seeds and tools for vegetable growing are provided. By 2020, 3,215 people have benefited.