The Ministry of Commerce and Industry honored on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 student members of the Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities who successfully completely a three-month training program.
The honorary ceremony was attended by a number of officials from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities along with department directors, heads of divisions and staff members.
The recognition of student members of the Shafallah Center reflects the Ministry’s belief in the important role that governmental and private institutions play in the rehabilitation, vocational training and economic empowerment of people with special needs and falls in line with its efforts to support this group through agreements with a number of civil society organizations, which provide support for persons with disabilities in general and those with mental disabilities in particular. Since 2013, the Ministry has been seeking to enhance this group’s access to training and employment opportunities similar to other members the Qatari community.
The ceremony concluded with the distribution of certificates of appreciation to coordinators of the training program from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Shafallah Center. Certificates of participation were also distributed to students who passed the program.
Within the framework of the three-month training program that kicked off last February, a number of student members of Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities were trained on performing office duties in addition to working within the ministry’s various departments in a bid to encourage students, enhance their abilities, and equip them with the skills to access the labor market and find jobs that suit their potential and abilities.
Last October, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry signed a memorandum of understanding with the Shafallah Center for Persons with Disabilities to strengthen cooperation between the two parties to support people with disabilities and promote ethical values that guarantee their right to work.
Under this memorandum, the Ministry will train and rehabilitate a number of people with mental disabilities to perform in the work environment and prepare them assume position in the public and private sectors in Qatar.