Five Dialogue in Dialogue facilitators were amongst 26 visually impaired university graduates who were awarded a laptop by UNESCO to support their transition into employment. The laptops have specialist screen reading software installed, which enables persons with visual impairment to use the computer.
The graduates were chosen by National Council of Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) as they recently finished their degree at university. During their studies, they were able to use the computers of their institutions but needed a computer after graduating to help them into work. The laptops were distributed at the Disability Coordination Forum meeting.
Leonidas Ndayisaba, facilitator at Dialogue in the Dark Rwanda, said.
“I had a lot of challenges because of not owning a laptop, the bosses of different institutions rejected my applications for jobs as they thought I wouldn’t be able to do the work without a computer. The new laptop will help me a lot finding new opportunities. Thanks!
I am also very happy to receive the laptop as a member of Dialogue in the Dark Rwanda. It will be useful to improve communication with my colleagues.”
Congratulations to Byiringiro Mucyurabuhoro, Leonidas Ndayisaba, Mathusalem Nshimyumuremyi, Chantal Ntawiha and Severin Ingabire.