We Can Work
Light For the World and Mastercard Foundation Partner to Enable Youth Employment for Young Africans with Disabilities
We Can Work
The We Can Work is a new initiative that will enable young women and men with disabilities to access dignified and fulfilling work. Light For The World and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to enable young people to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.The partnership is part of the Mastercard Foundation’s broader Young Africa Works strategy, which aims to enable 30 million young people to access dignified and fulfilling work. The objective of the initiative is to promote inclusive systems and mindset that enable 150,000 young women and men with disabilities to access and engage in dignified and fulfilling work and participate in society as respected economic actors in seven countries in Africa.
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal.
Specific Objectives: 1) Support young women and men with disabilities in transitioning to dignified and fulfilling work.
2) Ensure disability inclusion becomes a part of the Young Africa Works strategy and programmes, and is integrated into the practices of other system actors.
2) Representation of young women and men with disabilities to ensure an inclusive policy environment.
Period: The project will be implemented for 8 years (2023- 2030).
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In 2021, approximately 1.3 billion people globally or 16 per cent of the population have disability, of which 80 per cent live in developing countries, according to the latest data on disability published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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