People with disabilities in Pakistan face significant difficulties in gaining economic and social independence, with barriers in place by society, educational institutions and businesses. People with disabilities, whether physical, hearing, visual or mental, are not an active stakeholder in the business world, despite the presence of a 2% employment quota.
NOWPDP will find jobs appropriate to the skills and capabilities of 120 graduates of special education schools across Karachi, Pakistan. This will result in the graduates gaining employment where they would otherwise not.
The employment of people with disabilities has a significant impact on both them, their families and greater society, including: - increased economic independence - increased self-confidence and dignity - increased social acceptance of disability