The “We sign for jobs” project continues its implementation by CCIS and ANAD. Today, the two project partner organizations met with representatives of the Tirana Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to create bridges of cooperation between the deaf community and businesses that are members of the CCIT.
The meeting was attended by CCIT representatives, Mrs. Albana Lakonri, Secretary General, Mr. Bashkim Sykja, advisor to the president of CCIT, Mrs. Aris Tasho, head of the project office, and Mr. Florjan Rojba, executive director of ANAD, together with Mrs. Nevila Xhindi, project advisor at CCIS.
Mrs. Xhindi made a presentation of the “We sign for Job” project supported by the Small Grants for Democracy Program of the U nited States Embassy in Tirana and implemented by CCIS and ANAD. Mr. Rojba made a presentation of the problems faced by the community of deaf people in Albania and especially focused on their employment. Today the deaf community is in great difficulty of finding employment, although the law makes it mandatory for businesses to employ people with disability.
Mr. Sykja stressed in his speech the importance of this meeting and the need to know ANAD and deaf community that the organization represents. Mr. Sykja promised that the members of the chamber will be informed about this meeting and will receive the necessary information for the community of deaf people in Albania.
The meeting was evaluated by the parties as very important not only to get to know each other, but to set up a new collaboration with concrete results.