We're working in Bangladesh to help to provide training opportunities for disabled people.
Currently employment and training opportunities for disabled people are almost non-existent in Bangladesh. Through this project, we are supporting people with disabilities in the Dhaka region of Bangladesh to earn a living.
The project provides training opportunities for people with disabilities and works with local employers, other NGOs, training and financial service institutions to provide disability friendly employment services. It also ensures disabled people are able to access the health and rehabilitation support they need in order to work.
- Residents of Dhaka Cheshire Home have received training on making handicrafts such as block and batik prints, dolls and glass paintings. They also received training on how to market them. At the moment they are selling their products directly from home. The trainer, staff and board members have also been selling them to private entrepreneurs. There is a huge demand for the items produced and they are making a good profit.
- Links have been made with a number of local organisations including social charitable clubs, NGOs, local government departments and the Bangladesh Tourism Corporation. Through these links, the project is looking to expand the business prospects of the products made by the residents of the Home.
- Through the project, 26 people recently received Entrepreneurship Development Program training. All 26 participants have now started small business ventures after being given a small amount of seed money.