Vocational Training Program

A person with intellectual disability is learning how to use the sewing machine

The aim is to enable PwIDs to access their right to vocational training and employment in the Palestinian labor market.  The Programme provides educational, rehabilitation, vocational training, and employment services to PwIDs from the age of 14 to 40 years old.  It helps the PwIDs to become independent, self-reliant, included in their local communities, and to live in dignity.  The capacity of this Program is 40 PwIDs.  It is funded by the Valdesian Church, in Italy, and the Worldwide Moravian Church in Germany.  

PwIDs are trained in vocational skills that include farming, food production, packaging, olive soap and candle production, embroidery, sewing, housekeeping, and hospitality.

The Programme also raises the awareness of family members of PwIDs on disability rights and how to work with their children; as well as the awareness of local councils, vocational training centers, and employers on disability rights especially the right of PwIDs to vocational training and employment.