People with disabilities in Egypt are confronting great challenges and difficult conditions that resulted into their isolation, marginalization as well as the violation of their rights guaranteed by international conventions as well as the Egyptian Constitution. Empowering people with disabilities in order to achieve economic independence and access a suitable job opportunity is considered one of the greatest challenges, without it you can not guarantee the equality and social justice.
Also, the issue of providing an adapted and integrated environment is one of the major factors that ensure their integration within the community, without it no integration can be guaranteed for the people with disabilities in various aspects of life (education, social or political). Moreover, the provision of aids and mobility appliances is essential to empower the mobility and life of the disabled people.
CEOSS cooperates with the public institutions to work on the unemployment issue of the disabled people, their violated economic rights and the importance of adopting this issue by the government. CEOSS participated with 6 ministries (Ministry of Labor Force, Ministry of Youth, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Communication) in organizing the first Employment Fair at the national level under the auspices of the Prime Minister. The Fair provided its services for 4000 people with disabilities in the presence of 100 Egyptian private companies, banks, training centers and funding agencies.
During December, the program provided 100 new mobile devices for the disabled people. These devices were manufactured by the CEOSS Prosthetic Devices Factory. Also the program and the technicians working in the adaptation workshop accomplished the constructional adaptation work for a number of public service institutions in order to make it accessible for the people with disability. They are:
- El Salam Culture Center
- El Khalifa Hai
- Shebine El Qanater Agricultural Unit.
During December the project succeeded in enabling 200 people with disabilities to receive vocational and career trainings on job opportunities inside the private sector institutions.
CEOSS technician staff and the mobile workshop implemented 5 campaigns to fix and maintain the prosthetic devices for 145 people.