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A handicap need form no obstacle


Group of Adults in a Seminar
© Istockphoto | File #: 18268133 | 11-03-11 © Deborah Cheramie

Hungarian civil organisations recruited people with disabilities onto training courses to improve their job prospects

In three counties in Hungary the ESF has co-financed two training programmes with the aim of making a real difference to people’s lives. In the first, deaf people followed a course in office management while, in the second course, young people with learning difficulties studied retail sales techniques. As well as providing a new source of talent for offices and shops in the region, the project was also followed in the local media – with the objective of demonstrating to others that a handicap need form no barrier to doing a job well. As a result, three of the participants have already found jobs and an information network among the participants is up and running.