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Egypt Launches Initiative to Employ People with Disabilities

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Cairo – The Ministry of Social Solidarity on Sunday has launched an initiative to employ people with disabilities, in cooperation with a private company. The initiative comes as part of national efforts to expand the social protection for persons with disabilities, including providing monthly cash assistance or through providing them with job opportunities.

Ministry appointed 1777 youth including 21 with disabilities in september, according to a statement issued by the ministry.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi allocated LE 80 million ($4.46 million) of the country’s Tahya Misr Fund in support of people with disabilities.

The center is set to enable people with hearing disabilities to use technology to communicate through mobile phones.

During the inauguration of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology Convergence and Services for People with Disabilities (ICT4PwDs), Sisi also announced establishing an initiative that aims to enable disabled people to get services and information introduced by online websites of governmental institutions.

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