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Diversity & Inclusion: Fairtrade Africa supports 116 disabled employees in Sher Ethiopia

20 mei 2021 Mariska Braam
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At Sher Ethiopia inclusion of employees with disabilities has always been without doubt. Nevertheless, we are grateful to announce that within the Dignity for All program (D4A) of Fairtrade Africa, Sher Ethiopia’s 116 disabled employees will be supported with supportive devices to enable them to work more comfortable. Fairtrade Africa has appointed a budget of 9000 Euros for this purpose.

In this project Sher Ethiopia and Fairtrade Africa team up with Gerarbet Rehabilitation Association, located in Ziway, to carry out the measurements for the beneficiaries to determine the kind of device required and the proper fitting of the devices. These include a.o. tricycles, crutches, artificial limbs, eyeglasses, and hearing devices. May 11 the examinations and measurements have started at the farm.

We sincerely thank Fairtrade Africa and the Gerarbet Rehabilitation Association for their great work and support.