Management at Kelly’s Centra have expressed their delight at being shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Zero Project’ award which recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment.
The hugely popular businesses was nominated for the project back in June, but have now been formally shortlisted.
Manager of Kelly’s Centra, Mairtin Kelly expressed his delight, and stated that the company would continue to dedicate themselves to create job opportunities for those with disabilities.
Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted our store complex was nominated for this prestigious World wide award by James McClean, a community Activist from Letterkenny specializing in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life.
“In line with the guidelines outlined in the UNCRPD (The United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities) of which he worked on the formulation of in New York.
“Kelly’s was nominated as they have consistently shown an openness and encouragement to people with disabilities to become part of Kelly’s diverse workforce, they also try to make people with disabilities and their families welcome as customers in their complex as well.”
About the Zero Project:
The Zero Project has completed the nomination process for Innovative Practices and Policies in the field of employment, work and vocational education and training. It has received 213 nominations for Innovative Practices and 47 for Innovative Policies from more than 70 countries in the world
Vienna/Geneva 12th July 2016: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on employment, work and vocational education and training.
The nomination process started in May 2016 and the Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices, as well as Innovative Policies, closed at the end of June. The process of carefully screening, shortlisting, voting on, and finally selecting the Innovative Practices and Policies 2017 of the Zero Project has now already begun.
The Zero Project received an astounding 260 Nominations from 77 countries. What this demonstrates is a global movement of practitioners advancing opportunities in employment, work and vocational education and training “on the ground,” supporting persons with all kinds of disabilities in all contexts.
The overall aim is to award a total of around 50 Innovative Practices and 10 Innovative Policies at the next Zero Project Conference in February 2017 at the UN Vienna.