‘People of determination’ in the UAE are being encouraged to apply for employment at Expo 2020 Dubai following the launch of its Programme of Inclusion today, in collaboration with the UAE’s Ministry of Community Development.
The programme aims to empower the nation’s people of determination by providing meaningful employment opportunities that enable them to build their professional skill sets and work experience portfolios.
Working closely with the Ministry of Community Development to develop the new initiative and source relevant applicants, Expo 2020 has been running a pilot programme for the past three months with two top Emirati candidates, Salem Bawazir and Ali AlBalooshi.
Salem, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, recently completed his training period with Expo 2020 and has now been offered a full-time job in the Human Resources, Workforce and Volunteers department.
Ali, who was born with a hearing impairment, continues to be successfully incorporated into the Events team as a trainee.
Wafa Hamad bin Sulaiman, Director of Welfare & Rehabilitation Department for the People of Determination at the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD), said:
“The ministry makes greater efforts to provide employment opportunities for the people of determination in all government, federal, local and private sectors as part of the national policy to empower people of determination, which includes the vocational rehabilitation and employment factor for the people of determination that accommodate their needs and level of disability.
“The UAE protects the rights of people of determination and guarantees them the right to live with dignity.
“We are pleased that Ali and Salem have taken on active and valuable roles in shaping Expo 2020 Dubai’s Programme of Inclusion.”
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