Online platform for employing disabled citizens launched

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Mon, 17 Jun 2019 - 02:25 GMT

Logo of Majidah.org

Logo of Majidah.org

CAIRO - 17 June 2019: Ebtessama Foundation announced Monday the launch of the first electronic platform to assist people with disabilities to find employment opportunities in Egypt in collaboration with Vodafone Egypt for Community Development.

The platform entitled “Majidah.org” will link people with disabilities with employers, companies, training centers and institutions, a statement elaborated.

"The platform creates a full-fledged system for integrating people with disabilities into society by providing them with suitable job opportunities and training programs that will enable them to acquire skills appropriate to the needs of the labor market," the statement read.

According to the statement, this project is named after Magda Sami who is a social worker and an advocate for disabled peoples’ rights.

The statementadded that the project is an important step toward the full integration of all members of society into meaningful work.

"We are constantly working to develop the community and increase the pace of progress in Egypt by empowering people with disabilities and supporting the digitization of Egypt.

We are proud to participate in supporting a unique project which will have a positive impact," General Secretary of Vodafone Egypt Foundation Mahira Hassan said.

For his part, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ebtessama FoundationAshraf Othman said that there are approximately 15 million people with disabilities in Egypt, noting that the project's main objective is to deliver training services and employment opportunities to as many of them as possible.

"Through Majidah.org we can now connect with employers, people with disabilities, relevant institutions and training centers to bridge the gap in the labor market, hoping to reach the largest number of participants in different provinces,” Othman added.

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