Finding a job for a person with a disability is not easy - due to the gap from the labor market, high requirements, prejudices and fears.
Artūras shares: "Before, I just spent time alone at home - in front of the computer or TV. Sometimes I went to exercise. I don't want to live like this anymore. I feel better emotionally when I work and communicate with people. Work changed my life.”
Maxim's brother Oleg: "I was inspired by SOPA's warm approach. I wrote a letter and the same week my brother and I came to get to know each other. No lines, no proof, I was even surprised that it is possible in Lithuania. I regret one thing - that I didn't know about this place earlier. I would like such institutions to have a lot of support and funding, because otherwise we will not move forward as a society."
Decathlon Lietuva employee Aleksandra's feedback: SOPA consultations helped me better understand the differences and peculiarities of various disabilities, I learned how people with disabilities can react to different situations they encounter. I received information and advice on how to better prepare to welcome people with disabilities in the work environment. Helped to find the best way to communicate with colleagues with disabilities and help them reveal themselves in the work environment in the best way."
Talents discovered, skills developed, fears overcome, employers' attitudes destroyed - at VšĮ "SOPA" small changes are created, which lead daily to a big change in a person's life - employment.
Let's create new stories of change together!
After receiving your support, we will be able to:
• to find suitable jobs for people with disabilities;
• motivate disabled people and inspire confidence;
• to develop the skills necessary for establishing themselves in workplaces;
• help overcome employment difficulties.