Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Vesel Makolli today participated in the allocation of 30 certificates for young people with syndrome down in the framework of the project “Strengthening young people with Down Syndrome”, a project signed month ago between the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and the “Down Syndrome Kosova” Association.
The aim of this project was to support and develop vocational training for young people with Down Syndrome, and then to enable employment for the needs of this category in our society. These trainings were held in three largest vocational training centers in Kosovo, Pristina, Prizren and Mitrovica.
During this meeting Deputy Minister Makolli regarding the employment of young people with down syndrome has said that according to Law no. 03 / L-019 on Ability, Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities, amended and supplemented by Law No. 05 / L-078, the stipulated quota is that each employer is obliged to hire a person with special needs every fifty workers.
“The role of the state for persons with special needs is to enable them to provide education and other forms of vocational training, work equipment with the necessary tools, use of assistive services when necessary and materially stimulate employment to an acceptable measure and to oblige employers to employ them “added Deputy Minister Makolli.
Whereas, the director of this association, Mrs. Sebahate Hajdini-Beqiri said that this project was successfully concluded, because people with Down Syndrome also have potential and courage but need more support. He also thanked the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare for the ongoing co-operation with this association.
Present at this meeting was also the representative of GIZ – Department of Youth and Employment Skills Mrs. Julia Becker, who said that the purpose of this project is to integrate these people as much as possible in the workplace because it is a great pleasure to see their smile on their faces.
At the end Deputy Minister Makolli promised that this practice should continue in the future, in order to enable easier access to the labor market, gaining the job and creating material conditions for life.