In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties ob­served

The UB Post - - Domestic - By R. UNDARIYA

The Ca­reer Expo-2018 was or­ga­nized by the Gen­eral Agency for De­vel­op­ment of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties jointly with gov­ern­men­tal and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions on Novem­ber 30.

Hu­man re­source man­agers and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of more than 50 com­pa­nies and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties seek­ing em­ploy­ment took part in the event. Those seek­ing em­ploy­ment are to be en­rolled into a three-day self-ex­pres­sion train­ing where they will learn how to in­tro­duce them­selves to em­ploy­ers.

There are many em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties that peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties can suc­ceed in where their dif­fi­cul­ties can be­come an ad­van­tage, ac­cord­ing to some of­fi­cials.

Ts. Ganchimeg, director of the Gen­eral Agency for De­vel­op­ment of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties said, “For in­stance, peo­ple with hear­ing loss op­er­ate well in bak­eries, pack­ag­ing and the gar­ment in­dus­try. Their high pro­duc­tiv­ity is re­lated to the fact that they don’t waste time talk­ing to oth­ers. Peo­ple with vis­ual im­pair­ments are known best for mas­sage ther­apy and have been suc­cess­fully work­ing as baris­tas lately. There are six spe­cial schools for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties in Ulaan­baatar. In ru­ral ar­eas, they are en­rolled in life­long learn­ing pro­grams.”

Those that at­tended the event from the em­ployer’s side spoke about the high pro­duc­tiv­ity and dili­gence of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties and went on to ex­press their will­ing­ness to hire dis­abled in­di­vid­u­als. Ad­di­tion­ally, the es­tab­lish­ment of child de­vel­op­ment cen­ters in six prov­inces with sup­port of the Gen­eral Agency for De­vel­op­ment of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties and the Asian De­vel­op­ment Bank will com­mence in 2019. The cen­ters will teach gen­eral ed­u­ca­tion, and of­fer pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices to the dis­abled chil­dren.

On Novem­ber 3, the agency launched a month-long cam­paign that leads up to the In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties ti­tled “Chang­ing the pub­lic’s un­der­stand­ing and at­ti­tude to­wards dis­abil­ity”.

The Bayanzurkh Mayor’s Of­fice also held a sem­i­nar on pro­tect­ing the rights of the dis­abled on Novem­ber 30. There, dis­abled peo­ple from the 28 khoroo’s of the district were invited to attend. This year’s theme was ti­tled “Every­body’s in­volve­ment for a sus­tain­able com­mu­nity”. AQAQ quiz was held amongst the dis­abled who at­tended the sem­i­nar and awards were handed by the Bayanzurkh District Mayor’s Of­fice.

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