151 disabled individuals got hired during 2016

Zainab al Nassri –
MUSCAT, MARCH 23 –
A total of 151 differently-abled individuals were hired in private sector in 2016, according to the Disabled Care and Rehabilitation Centre at Ministry of Social Development (MoSD). This step reflects cooperation between the MoSD and the Ministry of Manpower, which are keen to empower them and integrate these people into the mainstream. These differently-abled persons underwent rehabilitation given by the centre in accordance with the job market requirements.
Technology has removed many barriers faced by people with disability and enables more people to reach their full potential.
The Centre offers educational, training and rehabilitation programmes in different professions and specialisations like sewing, blacksmithing, painting, computer, family education and decoration. It aims at social equality and integration between disabled and the members of society through hiring them, in cooperation with concerned bodies, and follows up with them till they achieve stability in work.
The centre located in Al Khoudh, was established in 1987 and has been receiving persons with disability from the age of 14 to 30. The centre offers them comprehensive social care including accommodation, food, treatment and entertainment as well as a monthly assistance of RO 15 per student. It conducts vocational guidance and evaluation for the disabled and provides social, psychological, rehabilitation and medical services that help disabled adapt and integrate with the society.