Unemployment rates for people with disabilities reach up to 90% in some low income countries.
We have supported over 17,000 people with disabilities into paid or self-employment in Africa and Asia, and provided skills training for nearly 50,000.
Our innovative ‘Livelihoods Resource Centres’ act as one-stop-shops for disabled people seeking employment, providing training, career guidance and links between employees and employers. They are unique in offering the full range of support that disabled people need when looking for jobs or becoming self-employed.
We currently have livelihoods projects in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe.
- Livelihoods promotion in Bangladesh
- Building Enabling Communities: Access to Health, Rehabilitation and Livelihoods in Mumbai, India
- Understanding the political and institutional conditions for effective poverty reduction for persons with disabilities in Liberia
- Access to Livelihoods in South and East Asia
- Improving social inclusion and increasing employment opportunities for disabled people in Tanzania, Uganda and Sierra Leone
- Access to livelihoods in Zimbabwe
Recognising innovative practice
In December 2012 our Livelihoods Resource Centres were chosen by the Zero Project's selection committee of renowned disability and employment experts as an outstanding example of ‘Innovative Practice’ relating to people with disabilities and employment.