We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill.
Being Socially Responsible means that people and organisations must behave ethically and with sensitivity toward social, cultural, economic and environmental issues. Striving for social responsibility helps individuals, organisations and governments have a positive impact on development, business and society with a positive contribution to bottom-line results.
Discriminatory practices continue to deny persons with disabilities, as well as workers who become disabled, access to work. Two-thirds of the unemployed respondents with disabilities said they would like to work but could not find jobs.
An estimated 386 million of the world’s working-age people have some kind of disability, says the International Labor Organization (ILO). Unemployment among the persons with disabilities is as high as 80 per cent in some countries. Of the some 70 million persons with disabilities in India, only about 100,000 have succeeded in obtaining employment in industry.
More than 1 billion persons in the world have some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world’s population. Between 110-190 million people have very significant difficulties in functioning.
People with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed than non-disabled people. In Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries, the employment rate of people with disabilities (44%) is slightly over half that for people without disabilities (75%).
After analyzing this data, the idea for GluWonderful was born. GluWonderful Is a platform to include disabled people into the workforce and into the world. GluWonderful isn’t just a work finder, is also a social network, a vitrine for the companies to show their strategies for social responsibility which help disabled people community, a directory of ONGs that help handicap people, and also an educational platform specially designed for people with disabilities.