Since 2020, the employability department of the Global Rainbow Foundation, under the supervision of our project manager Julian, has trained a dozen people with hearing impairments for employment and some in entrepreneurship. A business incubator funded by the 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 was also created for this purpose.
Few of the deaf candidates have been placed in companies and some have been given the opportunity to develop their individual skills.
After several months of training, these students launched their own start-up.
One team started making short videos to teach the Mauritian sign language. Another team started a second-hand clothing market. The third team launched a soap-making start-up.
Proud of the work accomplished by Julian’s team, Professor Armoogum Parsuramen, President-Founder of the Global Rainbow Foundation, said that this business incubator is gradually fulfilling the NGO’s mission and vision of leaving no one behind.
On this occasion, the Global Rainbow has reaffirmed its objective to encourage more companies to hire people with disabilities and to be an example for others to follow.