CEOSS held the first employment fair for persons with disabilities on 29th of September 2014 at Sraya El-koba Youth center under the sponsorship of Youth Ministry with the participation of 25 private sector companies providing hundreds of job opportunities as well as the Union of industries that also provided various training opportunities.This event targeted persons with disabilities in Cairo seeking job opportunities or vocational trainings in order to empower them economically.
An introductory seminar discussed the role of Youth ministry and CEOSS in empowering the persons with disabilities economically and their integration into society. This integration can also be done through the implementation of environmental accessibility strategies, development and analysis of the work environment, and creation of job opportunities for persons with disabilities.
During the fair, a convoy for repairing and maintaining the participants’ prosthetic devices was conducted as well as a convoy for Eye diseases Treatment.
A meeting was held where 550 persons with disabilities from both genders participated, 4200 job opportunities were provided as well as 200 training chances on various occupations and crafts required by the labor market such as ( Devices’ maintenance, Leather industry, Sewing, Hairdressing.. ), the activities of these trainings will start during October.
Also 1000 lending opportunities to small and micro-enterprises, thus the teamwork prepared a database with all the information of the participants to help them finding job opportunities.