120 disabled persons graduate from Open Doors Centre
The National Vocational Training Centre for persons with disabilities recently held its graduation ceremony which saw 120 disabled persons being equipped with a life skill.
The aim of the center is to strengthen rehabilitation in Guyana, while providing persons with disabilities the opportunity to be trained and employed in order to be integrated into society.
The center which is located in “C” Field Sophia offers as range of courses for disabled persons such as electronics, electrical installation, information technology, garment construction, carpentry and joinery.
Courses being offered at the center are either full time or last for a maximum of 18 months and are funded by the Ministry of Health.
The objective of the centre is to reduce poverty among disabled persons, improve life conditions, as well as to create public awareness about the rights and the capabilities of persons with disabilities.
Its vision is to provide employment for special persons giving them the opportunity of accepting work of their choice, while equipping them to be economically productive.
Since its inception five batches of about 120 trainees were trained.
The centre is currently enrolling persons for classes starting in September. (GINA)