More than 500 people of all ages with cognitive impairment are receiving assistance from the Gil Gayarre Foundation at a specialized learning center, two vocational training centers (carpentry, painting, book binding) and two employment centers (laundry, gardening, industrial cleaning).
People with mental disabilities are often excluded from the development of information and communication technology (ICT). The difficulties they experience using ICT are obstacles to their social integration and their inclusion in the job market.
The workshops offered by the Gil Gayarre Foundation seek to correct this situation. Stimulating learning through the use of fun applications enables beneficiaries to gain concrete skills that help them find their footing in modern society. In addition to improving their professional prospects, this training improves their self-esteem.
The majority of the 500 beneficiaries of the Gil Gayarre Foundation, from the youngest to the oldest, will participate in the ICT training workshops.
The Air Liquide Foundation is funding the purchase of suitable computer learning equipment so that these ICT workshops can be held under the best conditions.