Disability Rights Promotion International, a rights body for physically challenged people, on Sunday began collecting curriculum vitaes of educated disabled people aiming to help them getting jobs.
The rights group told a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka that they took the initiative as many educated disabled people were missing job opportunities for lack of right information on employment opportunities at different organizations.
DRPI Bangladesh Country Coordinator Ferdousi Begum said that the organisation was collecting CVs from the potential job seekers to connect them with the appropriate job matching with their skills.
‘We have received more than 200 CVs so far. FBCCI and DCCI are working with us to employ persons with disabilities,’ Ferdousi Begum said adding that some business groups including Well Group, WEGA Group, Azad Group has actively requested them to place disable candidates for suitable jobs at their offices.
Under the initiative, DRPI would interviews job seekers and forward them to different organisations, Ferdousi Begum said.
Canadian government and York University are helping them in the initiative, she added.
Bangladesh Protibandhi Kalyan Samity managing director Abdus Sattar hailed the initiative and asked all quarter to come forward for the cause of disable people.
Marcia Rioux, professor of York University, who helped write the UN Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities, asked the people concerned not to take the initiative as a charity as getting job for a disabled person was a right.
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