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24 July 2017, 18:47

Poland co-promotes professional integration of disabled persons in Baranovichi

BREST, 24 July (BelTA) – Representatives of the Polish embassy in Belarus signed two agreements to support the potential of workers with disabilities in the Baranovichi Town Hall on 24 July, BelTA has learned.

The Polish embassy signed the documents with Baranovichi Social Services Center, Baranovichi Work-At-Home Factory, and the Belarusian Society of the Disabled. The agreements envisage the implementation of a project to promote the potential of workers with disabilities. Poland is expected to earmark €65,000 for the project. These funds will be used to purchase modern sewing equipment and a special vehicle to transport disabled persons who will also be able to undergo training for the newly created jobs.

“The signing of these two agreements is essential for the city. Firstly, they will help resolve the problem of transporting disabled persons. Secondly, Baranovichi Work-At-Home Factory will create new jobs for the group of people that have a hard time finding ones,” First Deputy Chairperson of the Baranovichi Town Hall Natalya Fyodorova said.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Konrad Pawlik noted that the Polish embassy allocates some €200,000 a year for social projects in Belarus. “The rehabilitation and professional integration of disabled persons is among our priorities. This is our first project in Baranovichi. We are implementing it in close cooperation with the Baranovichi town authorities and we are happy to do it,” the diplomat added. According to him, the Polish embassy has been putting forward similar initiatives for several years. For instance, it has co-implemented such projects in the Rostok social rehabilitation center in Borovlyany, Minsk District.

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