Equality Works

prototype, job training and opportunities, persons with disabilities, Impact Incubator

Organising workshops to enhance public understanding and empathy towards people with disabilities (PWDs) and provide job opportunities for PWDs

 

The venture aims to enhance public understanding and empathy towards people with disabilities (PWDs) through organising “experiential learning workshops”.

At the core of each workshop is an innovative inclusive role-play game experience. Workshops will be offered with a different mix of themes of life stories, duration, number of participants and fees, etc. The venture will recruit PWDs from low-income families and their caregivers through school/ NGOs network. They will receive training and be employed as game leaders. Young people will also be recruited and trained as Youth Ambassadors to assist in workshop operation. The workshops will be held either in partnering social enterprise restaurants, churches or through online means.

Through taking part in the workshops, participants can experience the difficulties faced by PWDs in daily life and wisdom of lives. They will also have a deeper understanding of PWDs through the sharing of PWDs and their caregivers – to nurture equality in the community.

Name of Organisation

CAPALA Limited

Approved Funding Amount

HK$299,980

Funding Period (Status)

1 year (Active)

Expected Impact

  • To recruit and train 30 PWDs and their caregivers as workshop hosts
  • To recruit and train 15 youngsters as Youth Ambassadors to assist in workshop operation
  • To provide over 100 job opportunities to PWDs, their caregivers and Youth Ambassadors

Milestones/Progress

As at June 2021:

  • Recruited 10 PWDs and their caregivers to act as workshop hosts, and provided them with 16 hours of training and practicum
  • Recruited and trained 10 youngsters as Youth Ambassadors to assist in workshop operation
  • Organised 14 free/paid workshops at schools, churches or through online means and attracted over 180 participants
  • Designed 10 innovative inclusive role-play game materials with the unique life stories of the hosts
  • Filmed seven videos for promotion and training

Website

https://capala.com.hk/corporate-ngos-workshop
https://capala.com.hk/youth-career-workshop