0In a country where jobs are scarce, and the average income is about $200 a month, those with disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to finding work.

While most of those with whom we work are still student-age, we recognize that gainful employment is one of the main goals for their future.  We try to equip our students and residents not only with the academic skills needed to find a job, but the personal and social skills as well as work ethic, needed to keep a job.  At the high school level, our students focus on a specific career path and take courses designed to increase their chances of finding work.

Fidel at his graduation from computer classes
in Photoshop
We have realized that those with more severe cognitive and/or physical disabilities may never gain competitive employment and are exploring ways to develop supported employment opportunities within our ministry. This will likely mean that in the future we will begin a small business or cottage industry to provide employment for these individuals.