Yaqeeen commences Phase I of Project Awaz with Shell Pakistan

NOWPDP’s Disability Consulting initiative ‘Yaqeeen’ recently collaborated with Shell Pakistan Limited to provide gainful employment to persons with hearing impairments at Shell’s forecourts in Karachi. The project officially kicked off on Monday, April 25, 2016 and the first phase of the project entailing research and review has already begun.

The team is currently engaged in conducting surveys, in-depth interviews and focus groups across the chosen 10 Shell retail sites to learn about the perceptions of over 300 staff about disability and inclusive environment. With successful completion of this phase, the next steps will comprise of sensitizing the forecourt staff on disability awareness along with imparting basic sign language courses – all in an effort to make Shell retail sites more inclusive of persons with disabilities.

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