Jobs for 120 people with a disability in Pakistan

 
$10,277
$4,723
Raised
Remaining
Aug 17, 2012

Project Update - July 2012

Imran - Our first rickshaw driver
Imran - Our first rickshaw driver

Summary of achievements

Due to some slow movement by companies and the coming of the Islamic month of Ramadan, progress in July was slow with only 1 candidate placed.

What was achieved this month

  • 1 candidate was placed at Green Fingers Nursery as a rickshaw driver.

What are we proud of

  • Strong pipeline of jobs at the interview/selection stage. August has been a much stronger month.

Companies met who have pledged to hire

  • Abu Dawood Trading CompanyCollectibles
  • Cresox
  • Schneider Electric
  • Pharmatec
  • EBCO Supermarket

Monthly goals

  • Number of applicants commencing employment: 1
  • Number of candidates selected but not commenced: 0

Support and spread the word about our latest project!

In continued efforts to create opportunities for people with disabilities, NOWPDP is proud to announce an on-call rickshaw service operated by people with disabilities! We think this is a pretty great idea, and the National Bank of Pakistan does too! They've donated 20 rickshaws to NOWPDP, which will be modified for people with disabilities disabilities to use.

The challenge: as with all non-profits, money is always the issue. We're raising $10,000 in funds to pilot the first 5 rickshaws, so we can prove that the concept works, before seeking further funding to scale it up. Of course, our intent is for this to be self-sustaining, particularly as it will be bringing in revenue!

Can you help or spread the word? For more information: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/rickshaws-by-people-with-disabilities/

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Project Leader

Omair Ahmad

Executive Officer
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

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