Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) has successfully concluded a small businesses management training course for young women and men with disabilities in the Gaza Strip as part of the project entitled: "Socio-economic Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the State of Palestine” a four-year project (2014-2017) Funded by The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through CBM, Germany and implemented in partnership with Bethlehem Arab Society for Rehabilitation in the West Bank.
The 72-hour training course was implemented at ASDC through a qualified team from The Palestine for Credit and Development Society (FATEN) made up of specialized trainers in the relevant fields.
Over the training period, a total of 20 youth with disabilities, females and males, from different areas in the Gaza Strip have been introduced to the preparation of feasibility studies, entrepreneurship and marketing, leadership development and interpersonal skills, all of which are highly transferable skills sought by the business sector.
The aim of the training course was to build the capacities of young women and men with disabilities so that they meet the requirements of the local lmarket. According to the projet responsibles, such training will lead the participants to a greater degree of independence and self-sufficiency.
“This is the first step towards realizing my dream of setting up my own small business. With the skills and knowledge I acquired through this training opportunity, I feel pretty confident my business will be successful.“ Said Amal, a young woman with physical disability and one of the training graduates.