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Elevator Group is a not for profit organisation whose mission is to 'Support People with Diverse Needs.' This group does that by employing people with disabilities at their operations at Altus Enterprises and Able Products. Through a joint venture, they are also partners in the Geneva Elevator Company that specialise in recruitment consultancy.
To learn more about this Workability International Member, visit www.elevatorgroup.org.nz.
Read the latest news of Workability International member House with No Steps:
As of March 17, 2017, House with No Steps is excited to announce our expansion into Victoria through a merger with fellow disability service provider, Interchange Northern Region Inc (ICN).
House with No Steps is excited to announce our expansion into Victoria through a merger with fellow disability service provider, Interchange Northern Region Inc (ICN). This merger brings great benefits for both organisations including enhanced stability, additional resources, experience and opportunities for expansion.
As a small local provider, ICN recognised that it needed to join forces with another organisation in order to continue providing high quality services to customers and families in the fast-growing and competitive market created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
ICN’s Committee of Management decided to merge with House with No Steps after an extensive search for an organisation that shared their values and would provide increased opportunities for their customers and staff.
· Mr. Palani, Deputy Block Development Officer, Kalasapakkam block development office.
· Mr. Pattusamy, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
· Mr. Devendiran, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
· Ms. Geetha, Special Group Co-ordinator, SINAM.
Block development co-ordinators of Kalasapakkam, Vembakkam, Thandrampet and the facilitators of the disabled people in every panchayat of different three blocks, particpated.
The chief guest Mr. Sathiyamoorthy has indicated that there is a difference between physical disability and mental disability. The participants assembled here are the physically disabled people not mentally disabled people. So you are capable of doing various activities to generate income for your livelihood. Government, NGOs, Banks and other number of organisations are providing various inputs for the life improvement and development of differently abled people. You should come forward to utilise various opportunities and resources available for the differently abled people. Your mind should be clear that you can win in your life and career. When you suceed the entire society will appreciate and admire you. Let your life be the sense of inspiration to others. He wished for the bright future. 50 persons with physical disabilities participated in the programme. Ms. Jagadeewsari, SINAM Field staff provided vote of thanks. (Rama Perumal) Director
Workability International is proud to share the winning photo of the 2016 Photo Contest:
The photo titled "Learning of Know How" was taken by Syed Mozammel and submitted by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation.
Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation (BPF) is a non-profit, non-government, philanthropic organization started working with a handful of trained multidisciplinary team in May 1984. The strength of the organization has been in the development of evidence-based strategies for the prevention, early identification and optimum development of CWD’s, including those at-risk. BPF is providing services to the hard-core poor children with and without disabilities including those at-risk and their families, to optimize development, ensure educational and social participation, economic empowerment, within a safe and protective environment.
To read more about the BPF, visit http://www.bpfbd.com/
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Workability International Photo Competition!
1st place: SINAM, India
Judges comments: The winning smile of the young man pictured told a story all on its own. The simplicity of the shot, and the goat made this photo a clear favourite.
2nd place: Southland disAbility Enterprises, New Zealand
Judges comments: This image shows two people working together to accomplish a task, they look like they love their roles and working together and the colours in the image work well together.
3rd place: NRCD, Nepal
Judges comments: This photo captures people in a partnership, working together and helping each other and the community. The black and white image also adds to the depth of the photo.
Workability International was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Workability International Photo Competition at last week's AGM.
We received 30 photos from 10 countries and the standard of entries was excellent with all images truly showcasing people with disability in socially valued roles.
The result of the Workability International photo competition, 2013 was announced at the AGM. There were 74 entries from 16 organisations in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Bangladesh and Sweden; and the winner was Hong Kong's TWGHs iBakery entry of "Ho and Vicky" (above). TWGHs iBakery received a prize of a DSLR camera and lenses to the value of USD 1,000.