Alan Herbert, our citizen reporter based in Kenya, speaks with Eric Ngondi from United Disabled Persons of Kenya about realising the dream of disability inclusion in the workplace.
Alan and Eric discuss Eric’s experiences as a person with a disability, particularly in the areas of jobhunting and employment. They also talk about Eric’s involvement in the Inclusive Futures initiative, which includes training private companies to become more disability confident, and look at the progress that’s been made towards disability inclusion in Kenya.
Listen to this 20-minute audio report to hear Eric speaking candidly about the violent circumstances in which he lost his sight, and how he set out on a ‘second season’ of his life.
Eric also reveals some of the concerns held by the employers he works with, as they look to include people with disabilities in their workspaces, and why the participation of people with disabilities and the organisations representing them is crucial to success.
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For the disability-confident employers’ toolkit mentioned by Eric in this programme, visit: www.inclusivefutures.org/toolkit
To find out more about Alan, our citizen reporter for Kenya, visit: www.inclusivefutures.org/alan
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