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 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.

$44,262
total raised
134
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
3
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 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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

Project Leader:
rebecca trujillo
Matagalpa, Matagalpa Nicaragua

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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