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Majidah: Job Hunting Platform for People with Disabilities

July 17, 2019

Last month, Ebtessama Foundation collaborated with Vodafone Egypt for Community Development to introduce a ‘first of its kind’ platform ‘majidah.org’ which helps people with disabilities job hunt by connecting employers, companies, training centers and institutions together. The foundation, founded by the late Majidah Sami in 1998, has been pushing for the rights of people with disabilities for over 12 years. Majidah, which is also the name of the namesake of the project, was considered one of the pioneers in the field. The Story Behind Majidah.org During a time when the segment faced deeply rooted discrimination, Majidah not only believed in the rights of people with disabilities such as mental, physical, intellectual and sensory disabilities, but also their abilities and the possibility of achieving their dreams. The mission of the foundation is to “eliminate the barriers” that are preventing people with disabilities and their families from having equal opportunities in life. “Employment rights were of particular interest because financial independence and stability are key factors in regaining autonomy over their lives,” Ashraf Othman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Ebtessama Foundation, explains. Of course, “eliminating the barriers” is not an…

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