New category to support employment of people with disabilities launchesSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At the initiatives of youths having involved in ‘Young Leadership Program (YLP)’ being run by the Zorig Foundation for the 18th consecutive year, the project - ‘One billion worlds, one billion hearts’ is being successfully implemented.
The objective of the project is to empower the employment of people with disabilities, increase job-seeking channels, ensure sustainable employment as well as give better understandings to society.
As part of the project, the new category has been launched on www.zangia.mn, the largest employment platform in Mongolia, with an aim to enable people with disabilities to obtain all the information of the latest job vacancies that are compatible for their forms of disability from one place.
The 2020 Population and Housing Census of Mongolia counted 106.4 thousand people with disabilities, 94.8 thousand of whom are of working age. However, 72 percent of them are unemployed due to many factors, including lack of jobs and information.
Project team members said, “After reviewing many previous studies conducted in this field by foreign and domestic organizations and meeting with the people with disabilities, we encountered many people saying that they have the desire to work, but the obstacles such as social misconceptions, lack of job information, etc. prevent them from having a job. Therefore, we, youths, came up with the idea of creating a category where people with disabilities can directly benefit in order to find solutions to the aforementioned issues. Now, the opportunity has been opened up for the people to find the vacancies advertised in the category they find suitable for their forms of disability. In addition, we are running a social media campaign to spread positive attitude and information about the people with disabilities towards society through our social media channels.”
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