On December 7, an online presentation was held in the capital of Turkmenistan for coaches participating in the of the inclusive "I Can!" program. The project was developed by specialists from the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan and the Yenme NGO in cooperation with USAID and JA Worldwide.
During the four days, 16 participants will be presented with the methods of an inclusive program, the legislative framework for the employment of young people with disabilities, as well as practical advice on creating social projects for this category of youth.
The main goal of the project is to help young people with disabilities adapt in society by providing them with skills to find a job, entrepreneurship, income generation by alternative means, freelancing. The program will also work through communication barriers and stereotypes of disability (in employment, education, socialization) among these youth.
Head of the Union of Economists of Turkmenistan Y.Aronsky stressed the importance of an inclusive program to ensure a full life for people with disabilities. He noted the important steps Turkmenistan has taken in this direction. In 2008, our country was one of the first in Central Asia to support the 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In 2016. The head of Turkmenistan approved a plan to ensure the rights of people with disabilities, creating a framework for the realization of the entrepreneurial potential of such people.
In his address to the training participants, the USAID Representative in Turkmenistan N. Nadiradze spoke about the organization's work in this area and expressed confidence that the program would help young people with disabilities to realize their potential in society.