First Computer Literacy Trainings for Disabled Completed within UNDP's Social Inclusion ProjectMar 25, 2016
Ashgabat, 25 March 2016: Four groups of persons with disability (2 groups of deaf and 2 groups of blind) of 19 persons in total, have successfully completed a 3-month computer literacy and internet use training.
The training took place from 23 December 2015 through 23 March 2016 financed by the Government of New Zealand within UNDP-supported project “Enhance social inclusion of people with disabilities through mainstreaming inclusive approach into the vocational training institutions” implemented together with the national partner Blind and Deaf Society of Turkmenistan.
The goal of the training is to provide computer skills to enhance employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. This gives the persons with disabilities an opportunity to learn computer literacy using special software that is installed on all computers at the DBST.
"This project is very important for the disabled as it will fill up information and communication gaps in their education and personal developments. Hopefully, gained skills will help participants in their desire to improve education and employment opportunities in the future," stated UNDP project manager Rahmanberdi Hanekov.
In 2014-2015, UNDP has provided leadership and computer literacy training for more than 50 women with disabilities as part of the "Social Inclusion through Leadership Skills for Disabled Women in Turkmenistan". UNDP promotes social inclusion and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in TurkmenistanContact information
UNDP Project Manager