Disability Industry News

Creating jobs for the differently-abled

There aren’t many opportunities for differently-abled people in the country to earn an income.

The human resources department with the labour ministry yesterday launched a skill development training programme for persons with disabilities and single parents of differently-abled children who are economically disadvantaged, at the national referral hospital in Thimphu.

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The department in collaboration with BUSSI-EN Group, a social welfare organisation based in Japan and the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) will implement the special skill development programme.

Of the 16 trainees who will be undergoing the three-month tailoring course at the JDWNRH, nine are wheelchair users who frequently visit the hospital for physiotherapy.

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