"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 five small businesses to offer employment to train & integrate people who have never left their homes before to learn the "culture of work." In addition, the social team supports a psychologist to work with 40 young people with disABILITIES in On-The-Job skill training & social integration.
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 Job Training, Social Integration, social services, transportation & nutrition, depending on their disAbility. Many of their families are also unemployed & lack basic resources. Matagalpa Nicaragua bases its economy on seasonal work with few available jobs, lacking conditions & awareness to hire untrained young people with disAbilities.
FE has five small businesses in nutrition & environmental protection to support social services for people with a disAbility. They 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.
For young people with a disAbility will be employed & trained on the job in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. They will work at jobs that benefit the natural environment & offer nutrition services to the community. While working with dignity helping their families who lack resources, 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.