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British Council to Host Ugandan Disability Interns :: Uganda Radionetwork
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British Council to Host Ugandan Disability Interns

The Make 12.4 percent initiative is the brain child of a disability Mainstreaming and Development Organization Light the World Netherlands in Uganda. It advocates for getting 12.4 percent of the population living with disability in Uganda to find and work in formal employment.
16 May 2019 20:04
Country Director British Council In Uganda Fiona Inci (L) Signing Up a Memorandum of Understanding With Light For the World To Host the Interns at Hotel Africana. Looking On Is Anneke Maarse (Middle) and Ambrose Murangira (R)

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British Council is the latest member of a growing network of organizations committed to increase inclusion of persons with disability in workplaces in Uganda. 

British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. 

On Thursday, the council signed up as the 47th Organization willing to host graduates living with disability on internship at her workplace in Uganda under an initiative known as Make 12.4 Percent Work, a  brainchild of Light the World Netherlands in Uganda. It advocates for the population living with disability in Uganda to find work in formal employment.   

Anneke Marse, the Disability Inclusion Advisor at Light for the World Netherlands in Uganda says organizations that have signed up under the initiative of Make the 12.4 percent work commit to host a person with disability in their workplace.   

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Anneke says under the initiative development organizations commit to make one of their development initiative disability inclusive in view of promoting disability mainstreaming.  

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Fiona Inci, the Country Director of British Council in Uganda signed the memorandum to host the interns from Hotel Africana during a dialogue organized to discuss the employment situation of persons with disabilities.     

Inci says that details of the placement for the interns will be released in the coming weeks. 

 

Data from the Uganda National Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicate that only 1.3 percent of Uganda’s population are in formal employment. It says 12.4 percent of the population are people living with disabilities.