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CBM recruits and employs world experts in development, health and rehabilitative care as well as project management, thus ensuring that well-qualified people are available to provide high quality, professional best practice in all aspects of CBM’s work. Within this mandate, CBM strives to be an inclusive employer.
Employing skilled staff with disabilities
- We work and advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
- We practise and promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.
- We provide a working environment which is accessible and inclusive.
- We recognise the valuable resource that staff with disabilities are for CBM at all levels of our organisation.
- We include persons with disabilities in planning and community initiatives.
CBM South India - an example to all
Gunawathy Fernandez, Regional Director for CBM in South India, says that it was an intentional strategy to increase the number of persons with disabilities employed within SARO South office in order to “practice what we had proposed to preach.”
- This has led to empowerment for decision-making - four out of six employees with disabilities are in key positions.
- It has also helped break down attitudinal barriers - where people with disabilities were previously seen as recipients they are now seen as equal partners with their projects. It has enabled them "to realise that their potential lies beyond their disability."
Gunawathy finishes by emphasising that “time and energy have to be invested in mentoring and supporting the person developing into the job ...as we believe in the principle behind it”.