International Day of People with Disability

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The United Nations has recognised a day dedicated to persons with disabilities since 1992. According to the UN the purpose of the day is, “…to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.”

The theme for 2018’s International Day of People withe Disability is: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Again fro the UN, “Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all…”

Wilson James is a proudly inclusive organisation, with a commitment to championing diversity. Most recently we were pleased to partner with Google and the Shaw Trust to provide workplace experience in the security industry to two individuals. We are delighted to share their stories:

 

Jean-Claudel:

Jean was bought to England by the British Embassy; in his past he had been a political activist in Rwanda. His opposition to the regime in Rwanda led Jean Claude to being incarcerated where he underwent severe hardship, as a result of his experiences Jean Claude has suffered from PTSD. We are please to say that his wife and daughter are now with him in the UK after eight years separation and we are supporting him into paid employment. Jean Claude has partial hearing due to his treatment in Rwanda and uses a hearing aid.

Abdi:

Abdi has been a wheelchair user since the age of eight years old. He has a great personality, good communication skills and has a and strong interest in security. He recently secured his SIA CCTV qualification and was very enthusiastic about being given the opportunity of working at Google.

 

You can learn more about our commitment to diversity and our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives here.