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Content from the WeForum.org ; New Delhi, India, 3 October 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to WI Director Shanti Raghavan and her husband Dipesh Sutariya on being recognized for India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2019
They were honoured for their work in building an ecosystem of skilling, employment and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities through the use of technology.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, honoured Shanti Raghavan and Dipesh Sutariya of EnAble India as the India Social Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2019.
Raghavan and Sutariya have been instrumental in building an ecosystem of skilling, employment and entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities through the use of technology innovations, breakthroughs in skill trainings, new workplace solutions and behaviour-change tools. EnAble India has positively influenced and changed the mindsets of 729 businesses and built frameworks for inclusion in universities and government agencies for the employment of persons with disabilities in formal and informal sectors across India.
The winner will be invited to join the Schwab Foundation’s global community of more than 350 social innovators. Social Entrepreneurs are driven by their mission to create substantial social change and promote inclusive growth, developing new products and service models that benefit underserved communities.
Read full article at: https://www.weforum.org/press/2019/10/shanti-raghavan-dipesh-sutariya-honored-as-india-social-entrepreneur-of-the-year-20
Want to know about one of Australia's Employer of Choice - serving across Perth and Regional Western Australia?
“Over 67 years of supporting people living with intellectual and developmental disability means we love what we do and we have a passion for people. Our purpose, vision and values all combine to explain what we stand for and why you can believe in us.”
Want to know more? Visit https://www.activ.asn.au/ to read their quarterly publication, Activ News, online. You will find it to be relevant, engaging and contemporary, with clear communication for people with disabilities.
Did you know – this organization gives work in industrial activities to more than 3,500 people, the majority of them with a disability.
Currently, the industrial división of GUREAK has focused its work field in five sectors of activity: Automotion, Energy, Mobility, Smart Home and Health.
GUREAK, empowering capabilities
GUREAK is a Company group in the Basque Country that generates and manages stable and conveniently adapted work opportunities to people with disabilities, mainly for people with mental disabilities in Gipuzkoa. Today, it has a workforce of 5,800 people, with an 84% with some sort of disability and a business number of 240 MM €. Since it started out in 1975, GUREAK has achieved consolidating a company model of social-work inclusion that is a reference in Europe
Learn more about this multi-faceted entity at https://www.gureak.com/en
Workability International invites you!
Take a sneak peak at what you can expect from attending the conference 19-22 May, 2019 in Anaheim California.
For more information and to register - visit: https://www.sourceamerica.org/conference/annual-conference.
The Call for Papers is underway! Click <HERE> for submission information. Abstracts are due by 30 March, 2019
Hon’ble Union Cabinet Minister, Shri. Thaawar Chand Ji Gehlot, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, has kindly accepted to inaugurate the Act to Empower – 5th National Conference on Disability
The conference is intended to be a forum, discussion, and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, researchers, students, and others interested in the fields of disability.
The theme for our 2018 National Conference is ‘Act to Empower’. Sarthak Educational Trust works as a catalyst in bringing change in the lives of the people with disability with a life cycle approach of intervention, inclusion, skill development, sustainable employment, and advocacy.
Sarthak Educational Trust is a not for profit organization which has been providing free of cost services for inclusion and mainstreaming of the persons with disability across age groups. It has the recognition and support of the Government of India, especially the Ministry of Social Justice, Department of Disability Affairs, and the National Skill Development Corporation, and various State Governments as well.
Every year we organize National Conference on Disability wherein, we invite stakeholders from Government, Corporate, Civil Societies, Media, and Persons with Disability around the city to brainstorm and discuss various pressing needs and latest initiatives in the disability sector. The last conference was held in New Delhi on November 09, 2017 and was attended by around 700 Policy Makers, Planners, Innovators, and Implementers in the disability sector.
The National Conference on Disability will feature the presentations and discussions from the various panelists from Government, Corporate, Media, and Champions with Disability.
The Conference is a MUST ATTEND event for those who want to interact with prominent leaders in the field of disability and expand on their global network of scholars and professionals and, also to update themselves about the happenings in the area of disability in the contemporary society.
We hope to see you in the nation’s capital, Delhi for learning, discussing, debating, and networking on issues related to disability on November 15th 2018.
All the updates would be available on our website www.sarthakindia.org
The 2018 Annual Workability International Conference may be over....but the lessons learned will go on
Samhall and Workability International held the Lead the Way conference in Stockholm, 28-30 May 2018. There were three days of workshops, keynote speakers and presentations by inspiring thought leaders and top decision makers. Together we learned from each other’s best practices which will help us all lead the way towards equity in employment for people with disabilities everywhere.
We celebrated 30 years of international cooperation as Workability International stepped into our fourth decade of championing the rights to work for people with disabilities.
Check out some of the presentations HERE: http://leadtheway.samhall.se/
Do you know about ACHIEVE HUMAN SERVICES, INC. in Arizona USA?
For over 50 years, ACHIEVE, a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP), has been serving individuals with disabilities with housing opportunities, employment training and career opportunities. They have an outstanding vision of creating and expanding opportunities, and leading people with purpose. This is done by treating all people with dignity and respect ina safe and secure environment.
Read More about ACHIEVE at: http://www.achievehs.org
Known as one of South Australia’s oldest and most respected disability service providers, Minda’s vision for people with disabilities is to live enriched lives. From disability support to housing options, aged care and much more, Minda offers support to over 1500 South Australians. Now in it's 119th year, service quality and continuous improvement remains a focus of this values-based organization. www.mindainc.com.au
Eden Social Welfare Foundation service include vocational training for physically and mentally disabled individuals of adult age, job counseling, emotional therapy, as well as early intervention services for children with delayed development and residential care for seniors. The Foundation steadfastly believes in “providing holistic care throughout life”, providing the physically and mentally disabled with complete services that encompasses body, mind and soul.
Workability International is proud to share the winning photo of the 2016 Photo Contest:
The photo titled "Learning of Know How" was taken by Syed Mozammel and submitted by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation.
Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) is a non-profit, non-government, philanthropic organization started working with a handful of trained multidisciplinary team in May 1984. The strength of the organization has been in the development of evidence-based strategies for the prevention, early identification and optimum development of CWD’s, including those at-risk. BPF is providing services to the hard-core poor children with and without disabilities including those at-risk and their families, to optimize development, ensure educational and social participation, economic empowerment, within a safe and protective environment.
To read more about the BPF, visit http://www.bpfbd.com/
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Workability International Photo Competition!
1st place: SINAM, India
Judges comments: The winning smile of the young man pictured told a story all on its own. The simplicity of the shot, and the goat made this photo a clear favourite.
2nd place: Southland disAbility Enterprises, New Zealand
Judges comments: This image shows two people working together to accomplish a task, they look like they love their roles and working together and the colours in the image work well together.
3rd place: NRCD, Nepal
Judges comments: This photo captures people in a partnership, working together and helping each other and the community. The black and white image also adds to the depth of the photo.
Workability International was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Workability International Photo Competition at last week's AGM.
We received 30 photos from 10 countries and the standard of entries was excellent with all images truly showcasing people with disability in socially valued roles.
The result of the Workability International photo competition, 2013 was announced at the AGM. There were 74 entries from 16 organisations in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Bangladesh and Sweden; and the winner was Hong Kong's TWGHs iBakery entry of "Ho and Vicky" (above). TWGHs iBakery received a prize of a DSLR camera and lenses to the value of USD 1,000.