International Day of Persons with Disabilities observed
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.