Social Enterprise Summit 2019

Programme

Track 3: Designing for Social Inclusion
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From PwD to PoD
2019-11-22
09:30-11:00

We are living in a society with different types of labelling, which in return creates certain degree of exclusion to different labelled groups. People with disabilities are called ‘PwD’ (People with Disabilities), highlighting their weakness and powerless position which is a kind of social discrimination leading to social exclusion.  With respect of each individual, we should in fact value each individual as ‘People of Differences’ (PoD) because they are differently abled with their own unique strength and capabilities. 

From PwD to PoD, is a de-stigmatization process to re-define individual identity and social identity of each disabled talent. Through a thoroughly-designed empowering platform, PoDs can be a valuable social capital through decent employment opportunities in mainstream corporations. The whole process will also unleash the implicit perception towards capability and productivity of PoDs by repositioning them as a stable and loyal labour force addressing mainstream corporations' challenges in talents acquisition. Through dignified and productive employment, we are co creating an inclusive workplace embracing inclusion and diversity.

Facilitator

Managing Director, DiD HK Limited, HK

Speakers

Head of Job Coach Department and SIA Program Director, Inclusion Factory, China
Co-Founder and Executive Manager, CareER Association Limited, HK