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Peruvian Government launches pilot vocational training programme for people with deafblindness

14 November 2018

On Monday, November 12, 2018 the Peruvian Government, with support from Sense International Peru, launched its first vocational training course for people with deafblindess as part of the Ministry of Labour’s national IMPULSA PERU programme.

The course is being trialled in Lima with 22 participants. It consists of three modules: soft skills development, validation of business ideas and preparation of business plans. The course will be held several times a week over a four week period between November and December. 

IMPULSA PERU is a government-run employment programme implemented nationally. This is the first time that vocational courses offered within the programme will be tailored to the needs of persons with visual and hearing impairments and deafblindness.

Sense International’s involvement as a technical supporter within this pilot initiative is an exciting development, and evidences a shift in the government’s recognition and understanding of the support needs of people with deafblindness, which Sense International Peru has been campaigning for over several years.

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Friday 6 December 2019