Expanding our Inclusive Job Opportunities to Masaka's Deaf Community
Irene uses signing in this wonderful video, filmed at our HQ in Uganda
This month, we welcomed Irene to our team, who will be working at Eco Brixs HQ. She is our newest Factory Assistant, who will be helping us sort and wash plastic to be recycled, and produce Eco-Products.
Irene represents another exciting step forward in our work to create inclusive jobs, as she is from the deaf community in Masaka.
To date, we're proud to state that 50% of our team are from the disabled community. This is especially important to our ethos as it is now widely accepted that climate change affects the world's most vulnerable communities - reports state that 20% of those most vulnerable to climate change, are persons with disabilities (PWD).
Therefore, at Eco Brixs, we want to empower PWD's to be a major part of the solution in tackling plastic waste and the world's environmental problems!
We're so thrilled to have Irene join the team, and in the video above she shares a special message, using signing, to say hello to our supporters.
Sadly, to coincide with Irene joining us, Immy is leaving to start her nursing degree at university. To say farewell, we recently held a party for her, to thank her for all her hard work over the last couple of years. She featured in a few of our recent newsletters, including the video demonstrating our Eco-Titles.
Thank you for all the hard work and the smiles Immy, and all the best of luck with your studies! :)