OHL in favor of the entrepreneurship of disabled persons
July 18, 2016
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Just one out of four disabled persons of working age has a job, a situation that needs to improve and may do so through entrepreneurship, according to the ONCE Foundation. Aware of this situation, the OHL Group has participated in the summer course entitled Entrepreneurship vs. Disability: strategies and resources for entrepreneurial success with varying capacities, arranged by the Entrepreneurship & Disability Chair of the Konecta Foundation and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC).
The seminar, held in Madrid between 13-15 July, was aimed at analyzing available processes and the necessary tools to promote the projects of disabled entrepreneurs. The OHL Group was represented by María Ruspoli, head of the Social Action, Sponsorship and Patronage Service, who described OHL’s commitment to the employability of these social groups and referred to the corporate volunteer work encouraged by the company to help integrate persons at a risk of exclusion or with varying capacities.
The personalities who took part in the act included the vice-mayoress of Madrid, Marta Higueras; the vice-rector for extended university education (URJC), Juan José Nájera; the manager of CSR and the Konecta Foundation, Graciela de la Morena; and the chairman of the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Disabled Persons (CERMI), Luis Cayo, amongst others.
María Ruspoli (fourth on the left), along with the other participants in the summer course arranged by the Konecta Foundation and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.