Social Business Incubator trainees put their vocational skills to good use by improving access for people with disabilities in Roma Mahalla

22 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian job seekers who registered with the employment office in Mitrovicë/a attended 3-month training courses at the Social Business Incubator (SBI) Vocational Training Centre for the following skills: carpentry, welding, construction, auto service, barber and hairdresser.

Besides their theoretical training, the trainees supervised by their mentors and the DRC project engineer also applied their skills in practice to serve their community’s needs in Roma Mahalla Mitrovicë/a.  Among other improvements in the neighbourhood, the trainees constructed a ramp for the Learning Centre to ensure dignified access to, and use of, the Learning Centre for people with disabilities.

Based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW) signed in March 2015, DRC organized these preparatory vocational trainings for marginalized groups in Mitrovicë/a for the third group of trainees this year.

The Social Business Incubator and the Learning Centre in Roma Mahalla are funded by Sida under the framework of the Support to Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian Communities in Mitrovicë/a Project.