Jobs for People w/disAbility Creates Independence

by Special Families Saint Julie Billiart (Familias Especiales Santa Julia Billiart)
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence
Jobs for People w/disAbility  Creates Independence

Summary

"I want to work," is repeated continually in Matagalpa Nicaragua with unemployment for people with disabilities at 90%. In this agricultural coffee-based economy Familias Especiales (FE) started 5 small businesses to offer employment to train & integrate people who have never left their homes before to learn the "culture of work". The social team supports a psychologist, to work with 40 young people with disABILITIES in On-The-Job skill training & social integration.

$60,000
total goal
$20,045
remaining
116
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
2
years

Challenge

FE's Social Team is working with 40 unemployed young people with disAbility who want to work. They are untrained with no work experience needing: On the Job Training, Social Integration, social services, transportation & nutrition, depending on their disAbility. Many of their families are also unemployed & lack basic resources. The economy of Matagalpa Nicaragua is based on seasonal work with few available jobs, lacking conditions & awareness to hire untrained young people with disAbilities

Solution

5 small businesses in nutrition & environmental protection were started to support social services for people with a disAbility. They also offer: On the Job Training & Social Integration for young people with disAbilities. A psychologist plus a team of God Mothers (who work in the business) coordinate with the FE interdisciplinary social team to create individual plans for each worker including social services, transportation & nutrition to help them adapt to their work environment.

Long-Term Impact

40 young people with a disAbility will be employed & trained on the job in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. They will work at jobs which benefit the natural environment & offer nutrition services to the community. While working with dignity they will help their families who lack resources, & learn the "work culture". The skills can be transferred to future employment opportunities, thus creating more awareness of people with a disAbility & improving employment conditions for others with a disAbility.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.familiasespeciales.org
Project Leader:
rebecca trujillo
Matagalpa, Matagalpa Nicaragua
$39,955 raised of $60,000 goal
 
173 donations
$20,045 to go
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