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The right for excellence.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 3 diciembre, 2018

Cuba, as a signatory of the human rights of individuals that present some physical or mental impediment, promotes the development of programs that favor the social inclusion and economic independence of these people.

 

An example of this is the creation, since 1988, of workshops linked to the Cuban Local Industry to empower people with physical disabilities in craft work.

In the particular case of Matanzas, it is the GARDIS Business Group that has the mission of employing in its 15 workshops, distributed throughout the province to those who have motor or mental limitations and to graduates of special schools in activities such as textile gaming. of sheet, tablecloth, basket, the elaboration of balls and in the graphical branch in the realization of envelopes for medicines, birthday boxes, among others.

To be included in this program, explained Marlene Deroncelé Fuentes, GARDIS specialist who attends the task, must be approved by the Medical Experts Commission in charge of deciding whether or not they are suitable for work.

To be included in this program, explained Marlene Deroncelé Fuentes, GARDIS specialist who attends the task, must be approved by the Medical Experts Commission in charge of deciding whether or not they are suitable for work.

As a company, added Deroncelé, we take care of creating all the physical conditions in the workshops with the elimination of architectural barriers and installation of means so that people with disabilities do not suffer accidents. We also work in the maintenance of the snack and lunch services in each of the workshops.

“All of this allows ten of the 15 workshops we have today to have the status of reference centers. Particularly the one located in the municipality of Jovellanos stands out.

” The high levels of production and the variants they use in their activity, as well as the production of goods destined directly for export distinguish the workers of that workshop, convened by the Entrepreneurial Group Excelencias, of Spain to opt for the “Prize” Excellence “to be granted in 2019 in Mexico.”

 

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