EMPOWER LIFE, DRIVE SOCIAL IMPACT: supporting 3,000 disabled persons to get a job
How can 1,000-baht change the life of a disable person? Via our support your donation can turn into a job for a disable person.
Current donation amount324,495 THB
There are about 2,038,929 disabled persons in Thailand. 94% of them could only make it to primary schools and this sadly results in unemployment to more than 460,000 disabled persons.
In the last 5 years, the Social Innovation Foundation and its partners have been driving changes to this issue through cooperation with corporates, public organizations, related networks as well as individuals. More than 7,000 disabled persons have been employed by local employers in or nearby their communities (in compliance with the Promotion and Development of Quality of life of Persons with Disabilities Act). With our support, more than 112,420 Baht of income has been generated for disabled persons.
But there are more than 400,000 people with disabilities who need a chance!
An employment placement process costs 3,000 baht per person. The Social Innovation Foundation is currently having 2 main fundraising channels which include subsidy from corporates and the income of foundation’s vending machines.
Additional help from caring individuals will speed up our social impacts.
Example of people that we supported
Locals call me “doctor”…
“...Before I did not want to leave home because I got bullied. But later I learned to make handicrafts from villagers which were able to sell. That gave me confidence in my potential."
In 2016 I got a job as a dentist assistant. I started with simple tasks such as passing tools to the dentist. After I gain the trust and proved my potential, then I got to do more skilled tasks. I also joined my employer during patient visits in remote areas. I am proud of this job, I feel honoured to be receiving this chance and I will pay it forward.” Says Somjit Paokanta, Administrative Assistant at the General hospital in Nong Lom, Payao Province.
Aunty Bhat – Aunty Bhat lost her legs in an accident a few years ago but the misfortune does not stop her from doing something great. Today she is an important part of a forest preservation group organized by people with disabilities in Tak Province. Here you find well-trained staffs who know how to stop forest fires and how to maintain fertile forests.
“We all have potential. Hiring people with disabilities for social work give a meaning to our lives because we become more independent and are able to financially support ourselves.”
This project aims to raise fund to support the employment placement process for 3,000 people with disabilities.
Help reduce inequality among people with disabilities through active citizen program.
Social Innovation Foundation