In focus: Professional education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities

Feb 18, 2016

UNDP study trip to Croatia

Ashgabat, 15 February 2016: Representatives of Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, Textile College, Construction College, Medical College and the Blind and Deaf Society of Turkmenistan took part in UNDP-organized five-day study visit to Croatia. The visit was arranged in the framework of the joint UNDP BDST project “Enhancing social inclusion of people with disabilities through mainstreaming inclusive approach into the vocational trainings institutions”.

The group was acquainted with the system of professional education, employment and rehabilitation of the people with disabilities in Croatia. Delegates visited Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Croatian Employment Service, Institute for assessment, professional rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities, Institution for Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment for Persons with Disabilities, Vocational school for Deaf, and Vocational school for Blind.

“It was practical experience to learn aspects of professional education and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. Now we will really think of including persons with disabilities into our training programs,” noted delegates of the study trip.

Participants also had an opportunity to learn adopted legislation that promotes professional rehabilitation of persons with disabilities into Croatian society.  They visited several cooperatives that employ persons with disabilities and met with the Ombudswomen for Persons with Disabilities.

“We believe this visit will contribute to continuing efforts by Turkmenistan’s government to promote professional education and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities and thus it will contribute to fulfilling its obligations under UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, signed by Turkmenistan in 2008,” added Rahmanberdi Hanekov, Project Manager.

Contact information


Rahmanberdi Hanekov
UNDP Project Manager
E-mail: rahmanberdi.hanekov@undp.org

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