Majidah is the new Egyptian portal helping talent with disabilities

March 2, 2020
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There's approximately 12 million Egyptian residents who have a disability, and work opportunities are few and far between, to say the least.

Mindful of the challenges facing such individuals, non-profit organization Ebtessama launched Majidah in 2019 to improve their chances of employment.

“Majidah was born out of our on-the-ground efforts and experience for over 12 years,” said Ashraf Osman, Chairman of the board of Ebtessama.

“We work on the training, qualification and employment of people with disabilities.”

Things have been changing in Egypt over the past couple of years, with both government and non-government bodies trying to improve the working conditions of individuals with disabilities amid numerous challenges.

“There were entities out there (that) wanted to train or hire people with disabilities, but they weren’t properly in touch with one another, and the communications were extremely random,” Osman, 39, said.

“So, while constantly growing, the numbers of people we were able to help were still far from enough.”

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March 2, 2020

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