Yes, IRADA seek to establish literacy center in addition to start a psychosocial program and awareness campaign about the right of girls with disability in education.
IRADA is nonprofit vocational center in Gaza strip that targeting people with disability, we trained and employed more than 800 people with disability in different vocations during 5 years to qualify them to compete in the labor market. Every year, we implement at least 2 projects in the fields of vocational training, employment, supporting small business, psychosocial support, in addition to training in life skills. For more information please see attached profile).
We make interviews before selecting the trainees to guide them to the best vocation that matches their education and health conditions. Unfortunately, there were large group we urged to postpone their joining to the vocational training as they are illiterate. To read and write is important in order to success in the training which focusing not just in the technical skills but also in pricing, dealing with customers, marketing, financial subject, measurements, and calculations for raw materials and quantities. In addition most of those girls left the schools or never enrolled the school due to the community negative reaction towards them and the unrehabilitated schools. So we think that establishing the literacy center is very important to qualify them to join to the normal school as well as enhancing their opportunities in vocational training, and both will contribute in the inclusion of the girls with disability.