Training and vocational support for young people with disabilities
In Egypt, people with disabilities find themselves excluded from society and disadvantaged in a number of ways. Even more so when they come from poor families. Despite the introduction of a very progressive legislation to the benefit of those with disability, disabled people are still experiencing discrimination on a daily basis and are often excluded from education, training, work life and social activities.
Caritas Egypt and its SETI team have decades of experience working with people with an intellectual disability. The focus of this project is to provide young people with a disability with vocational training opportunities and support. In recent years, SETI has succeeded in finding a number of jobs for these young men and women: in offices, supermarkets, garden centres, restaurants and cafés, laundries, etc. These are full-time positions with customary payment terms and social security.
This project will provide 100 young people and young adults with training opportunities and assistance securing jobs. Their parents, other family members, social workers and the authorities are also involved. Funding is provided for the training measures, personnel, running material costs and equipment required for the success of the project.
The Redel Foundation is supporting these efforts with €80,000.