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    Jobs and Skills for Persons with Disabilities with a Focus on ICT-Based Solutions


    Last Updated: 08 Oct 2015
    The project supports the inclusion of persons with disabilities into the labour market through ICT-based solutions. It aims to empower 600 visual and physical impaired people aged between18 to 35 years. 

    Beneficiaries are from six different governorates: Cairo, Giza, Alexandria, the Red Sea, Port Said and Minya. The program teaches them IT, vocational and soft skills to increase their opportunities to find decent jobs and start their own enterprises.

    Objectives:

    • Provid needs assessments and capacity building
    • Enable NGOs, training providers and employment service providers serving PwDs
    • Raise awareness and promote entrepreneurship among PwD
    • Empower PwDs through ICT skills and e-learning methodologies
    • Encourage social innovation contests to address cultural perceptions and stigmas
    • Foster innovation to address the needs of PwD


    Achievements:

    • Conducting NGOs field visits survey in the six governorates
    • Selecting and contracting 11  NGOs
    • Creating a website  for the project and a social media page
    • Holding two steering committees
    • Conducting the first Mobile development for PwDs workshop

    Status: ongoing
     





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