EMPOWERING AND EMPLOYING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

by Disabled Persons' Organization

Summary

Persons with disabilities are the most vulnerable socio-economic group in The Bahamas and are more susceptible to physical and sexual abuse, illness, sexually transmitted diseases and violence.
$200
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

There are more than 30,000 persons with disabilities (PWD's)living in The Bahamas. The majority of whom live on the government Invalidity Benefit Assistance. We are the largest vulnerable socio-economic group within The Bahamas. The majority of us live on the margin of society and in too many cases outright poverty. The Yes We Can Initiative seeks to empower pwd's educationally, economically and emotionally. Also to become more self-sufficient and to live independent lives.

Solution

The Yes We Can Initiative is a social enterprise that uses business principles in addressing the high level of unemployment among PWD's in The Bahamas. It does not give PWD's a hand out but rather a hand up and provides tangible opportunities.

Long-Term Impact

To paraphrase Steve Wonder, the more PWD's you make independent it benefits everyone. When PWD's are educated, trained and gainfully employed it improves their self worth and give them the confidence to live successful and productive lives.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.dpobahamas.webs.com
Outlines the goals and objectives of the YWC.
deals with our products and its usage

Organization Information

Disabled Persons' Organization

Location: Nassau, The Bahamas - Bahamas, The
Website: http:/​/​...,www.dpobahamas.webs.com
Project Leader:
Drexel Deal
Nassau, The Bahamas Bahamas, The

Funded Project!

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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