Umeed-e- Noor, skills training for handicapped people

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Islamabad, Federal Capital
Project Duration: 
01/06/2009 to 01/05/2011
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
ADC, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

This project was started in June 2009 and successfully ended in May 2011. The main aim of the project was to increase the educational and economic opportunities for people who have physical and mental disabilities. This skills training centre for handicapped people improved the chances for employment and income generation opportunities for youth with special needs. The project trained 169 men/women with various disabilities. The highlights of the project were job and art fairs that helped in increasing the awareness among stakeholders and the general public along with creating a platform for employment and income generation opportunities.