The We Can Work project is a regional signature disability program that uses a system and mindset change approach to impact the lives of young women and men with disabilities and enables them to access dignified and fulfilling work. The programme works with umbrella Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship Hubs in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria.

The programme runs from 2023 to 2030 in the seven (7) implementing countries with the aim is to equip young people with disabilities with leadership skills; to support new and existing Young Africa Works programmes to become more disability inclusive; and to provide skills training to marginalised young women and men with disabilities.  

The young women and men with disabilities who will benefit from We Can Work will fall within the 17-35 years range. The program will strongly focus on youth with disabilities who face more barriers in their transition to work, mainly young women with disabilities and persons with disabilities who have little or no education (informal or formal).

Also within this group are young refugees and displaced youth with disabilities, and disadvantaged youth with disabilities (e.g., from impoverished households) in urban, peri-urban, and rural areas. Unlike the Young Africa Works Strategy, we aim for 60% of the targeted youth with disabilities to be young women and not 70%.

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