Training and employment of persons with disabilities

Name of granted CSO: Association of Parents and Children with Special Needs  „Vedri osmijeh“ Mostar

Title of the project: Training and employment of persons with disabilities

Field (disability/mental health/both): disability

Type (community based service/social enterprise): social enterprise

N. of beneficiaries: 20

Area of implementation: South of BH –  Mostar and Herzegovina area

Duration (months+starting date): 18 + 02.08.2017.

Name of granted CSO: Association of Parents and Children with Special Needs  „Vedri osmijeh“ Mostar

The project proposal is a result of the need for employment of people with disabilities. The problem of people with disabilities is that after professional training, which is mostly for the professions like chefs and confectioners, cannot find employment. Faced with such a problem, the goal is to train them for professions applicable in practice.

Project Goals:

  • Educate and certify 20 people with disabilities for growing vegetables, flowers, herbs and medicinal herbs and give them an opportunity for easier employment
  • Make a customizable program of agricultural workshops that could be activated
  • Promote among producers of veggies, litters, herbs and flowers about the the education program, and the ability to engage disabled people
  • To inform other associations in BiH about the success of the program, where other agricultural cultures are cultivated and to animate them to launch similar initiatives in the whole of BiH

Direct beneficiaries – plan is to re-qualify 20 people with disabilities. Out of this number, 3 would have a secure long-term benefit, as the project plans to employ them permanently. The project should last 18 months.