Youth with disabilities as “no-degree students”
Three young people with disabilities are studying at the Azerbaijan University as “no-degree students”
“No-degree students” who started classes were also provided with “No-degree student card” appropriate for their status. The aim of the project named “Azerbaijan University Perceives Its Corporate Social Responsibility” implemented by the faculty of “Social work” in the frame of Azerbaijan University’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is to improve the quality of life of youth with disabilities by increasing their knowledge and skills in the fields of English, computer and accounting.
The Project will provide free 1,5 year, 3 semester education to 3 young people between the ages of 17 and 25 with disabilities at the Azerbaijan University. They will be able to acquire knowledge and skills in English language, computer technologies and accounting as a “listener”. All three participants, by their choice will attend English classes. Two among them will also take part in the computer classes and the third student will attend the relevant accounting class. The subjects that the youth will take for the 3 semesters are “Practical English – 1, 2, 3”, “Information science”, “Computer graphics”, “Web programming” and “Introduction to accounting”.
The faculty is collaborating with UAFA (United Aid for Azerbaijan) in implementing the Project which started on February 16, 2017 and will end on June 30, 2018. Having the above mentioned skills and knowledge on a professional level significantly increases the probability of integration of the young people in society, as well as it expands the opportunities for employment.
After completion of the Project, the students with “listener” status will obtain certificate on their participation in appropriate subjects and at the same time, the project team will support them to find relevant jobs in accordance with their acquired knowledge and skills.