ENOKU recently concluded Sustainable Employment for Persons with Disabilities. Funded by Yayasan Bursa Malaysia and spanning from August 21st to September 8th, 2023, this initiative was a testament to ENOKU’s commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, specifically those related to inclusivity and employment.
The programme was thoughtfully structured, with a week of intensive classroom training followed by two weeks of On-the-Job Training (OJT). The classroom training covered crucial topics such as Mental Resilience, Communication & Self Representation, English Communication, Introduction to Excel, Resume Building, and Personal Finance. It aimed to equip participants with essential life and employability skills.
A highlight of the programme was the guest speaker from PERSOLKELLY, who discussed employee rights. This session added a valuable layer of knowledge and understanding for the participants, empowering them further in their employment journeys.
The heart of the programme lay in the two-week OJT phase. Here, participants were tasked with proposing and executing their own projects. This hands-on experience not only built their confidence but also fostered teamwork and introduced them to vital employment skills. Let’s explore the innovative projects they developed:
- Opportunect: Unlock the Barriers, Create an Opportunity – This project aimed to connect PWD job seekers through ENOKU, facilitating job opportunities.
- Kembara OKU – This project focused on educating PWDs on using public transportation, enhancing their independence with the help of tour guides within the infrastructure.
- Jobless – A platform designed to showcase PWD job seekers to potential employers and create opportunities for financial sustainability through entrepreneurship.
Eight dedicated participants successfully completed the training. ENOKU utilized this time to better understand their unique abilities, going beyond what a standard interview can reveal. Additionally, participants enjoyed a field trip to PETROSAINS, adding an enriching experiential dimension to their learning journey.
In conclusion, ENOKU’s recent programme, generously funded by Yayasan Bursa Malaysia, has brought us closer to achieving Sustainable Development Goals related to inclusivity and employment. This holistic initiative has not only equipped PWDs with essential skills but also empowered them to be active contributors to society. ENOKU’s commitment to bridging the employment gap is truly commendable, and we look forward to more transformative initiatives in the future.