- As a requirement of the partnership with NCPWD, all government parastatals had to be listed as employers in the portal
- The portal is a joint initiative with career development platform Fuzu, coordinated by the Innovation-to-Inclusion (i2i) programme.
Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are set to benefit from a new initiative that seeks to bridge unemployment gap.
Through joint initiatives with private investors, National Council for Persons With Disability (NCPWD) set up a career portal to secure employment opportunities for PWDs in Kenya.
The portal houses more than 5,000 registered PWDs and links them to at least 400 employers from governmental and non-governmental organisations.
The portal is a joint initiative with the career development platform Fuzu, coordinated by the Innovation-to-Inclusion (i2i) programme.
Through learning modules, job opportunities and blog content tailored to a user’s specific need, the digital platform brings together employers and PWDs to provide the latter with skills.
The career portal is only limited to PWDs registered with NCPWD with users using their Council ID numbers to sign up.
This has been made mandatory to prevent people with no disabilities from abusing the platform.
Fuzu Project Management Specialist Seth Sunya said the move to domicile the portal with the government has enabled them to reach PWDs in marginalised areas.
“We're in conversation with different stakeholders to do an extensive registration drive to ensure we have 10,000 PWDs on the platform by the end of the year,” Sunya said.
He further said that as a requirement of the partnership with NCPWD, all government parastatals had to be listed as employers in the portal.