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Institutions train people with disabilities specifically for advertised positions and employ them after evaluation.

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What problem does your idea solve?

Most people with disabilities are unable to contribute to their own livelihoods and those of others and resort to begging. If they are economically empowered this would be done away with. If they trained in a way that is specific to their condition, with the same skills as people without disabilities have and are competing with other disabled people, they could be assured of employment, business opportunities or even skills that can benefit them in the future.

Explain your idea

A company advertises a position specifically for disabled people and sends it to the enable center along with training specifics. The enable center advertises it and calls for people to register for training. People register and are trained. they are then called for evaluation by the prospective employee and are then hired based on evaluation. Or a person registers for business training and they are trained and given a business loan. A disabled child can also be trained at an early stage to give them a number of basic skills that could come in handy in the future, this will also boost their self esteem and give them a sense of purpose.

Who benefits?

Disabled people either in schools or out of skills. For training that requires school background, students who show interest in a particular field with disabilities can be trained according to an advert sent out by the potential employers. People with disabilities outside school can register and be trained for whichever opportunity they are interested in. People who also wish to participate in business can be trained appropriately.

How is your idea unique?

I am not aware of any similar ideas currently being implemented in Zambia, but, I believe it is unique because it encourages that every well wishing institution adds to the social-economic welfare of pwople with disabilities by employing them.

Tell us more about you

Zoe Technologies is a startup Business that has the interests of society at heart. The founder and a group to be employed will be devoted to training people in their trainings

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Zambia

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • No, not yet.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organizational Status

  • We are a registered for-profit company (including social enterprises).

Idea Maturity

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it.

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Photo of Trust Mutekwa
Team

I have respect for initiatives for increased participation of disabled people in activities of their choice and abilities. I am encouraged. My work is with children, mostly.

Photo of Oliver Madima Lulembo
Team

Wow I am humbled and surely the work you are doing is very inspiring. I have briefly gone through your page, its some great work you are doing.