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Jamba – Career for All

Country

Bulgaria

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Topic

Transfer Model

Status

JAMBA es una ONG búlgara y una empresa social que apoya a los solicitantes de empleo con discapacidad y ayuda a las empresas en la contratación y la inclusión. Junto con una plataforma de búsqueda de empleo en línea, JAMBA forma a los solicitantes de empleo en la redacción de CV, la preparación de entrevistas, el inglés comercial, los conocimientos informáticos y otras competencias profesionales. Desde 2017 hasta 2020, más de 2.000 personas se han registrado en la plataforma online, y JAMBA ha apoyado la contratación de más de 300 personas. También se ha expandido a Hungría y Austria.

Solution

JAMBA offers accessible training programmes to job seekers with disabilities. It focuses on a wide range of professional training programs, from essential skills in the business sector such as business English to programming and other AI & IT skills, graphic design, social media marketing and many others. Training lasts from one month to one year depending on the course, and for many courses people receive official certifications. In 2020, JAMBA focused on IT jobs that can be done remotely and in rural areas.

In Bulgaria, JAMBA has trained 600 people, over 340 of whom have secured employment in one of JAMBA’s 60 partner companies. The organization also works actively with employers to ensure they can provide accessible work environments. It offers companies diversity and inclusion training and advises them on legal frameworks, including tax and other incentives, for employing people with disabilities.

In addition to the accessible online job platform, JAMBA organizes annual career fairs to bring candidates and companies together.

Impact

Within less than 2 years and a half of the launch, we were able to create a beta version of our online accessible job board, to attract more than 2000+ candidates to our database, realize multidisciplinary trainings for more than 600 candidates, and assist in the recruitment of 340+ Bulgarians in 60 partnering organizations and companies and all of them are paid at the average wage or higher.

We expanded from Bulgaria to Hungary and Austria.

Goals

We aim to reach 30,000 graduates from our online training in the next 5 years.

By developing our activities in our existing countries and empowering local actors to replicate our work in their own countries.

Needs

We are looking for partners experienced in working with people with disabilities and with an entrepreneurial spirit:

  • Local implementers (franchise partners)
  • Network of partnering NGOs providing social services to PwD
  • Donors/Funders
  • IT training academies
  • Media partners

Our target geographies for replication are Turkey, Romania, Croatia and Germany.

Further Info

Iva Tsolova, Co-Founder, iva@jamba.bg

https://jamba.bg/en

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