Careers for Youth with Disabilities in SA Project
Partner name: Disability Workshop Development Enterprise
Project name: Careers for Youth with Disabilities in SA
Funding round: CFP 2
Funding: Jobs Fund grant R16 000 000
Matched Funding R4 975 000
Window: Work seekers
Location: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape
Partners: None
Problem statement:
South Africans with disabilities, which make up 24 percent of the population, are one of the most marginalised groups in South Africa. About 97 percent of the disabled population is unemployed, which means this group struggles to access economic opportunities and financial independence.
The Disability Workshop Development Enterprise, which is one of the leading players in the disability employment support services arena, enables South Africans with disabilities to join the workforce by offering learning and job opportunities.
The Careers for Youth with Disabilities in SA project aims to ensure that people with disabilities become financially independent, receive education, acquire skills and get jobs. The project will train youth with disabilities across four provinces and place them in permanent and temporary jobs and internships. The project is expected to be implemented over a three-year period.
Expected results:
Permanent placements with project partners 1 190
New short-term jobs 8
Time-bound internships completed 500
Training completed 1 700