In commemoration of International Disability Day, supported by the Financial Services Authority (OJK), DNetwork held several pieces of training for people with disabilities in the field of content writing, photography, and freelance career building training. Through this training, it is expected to improve the ability of people with disabilities in the digital world so they can compete in the digitalization era and can take advantage of online platforms for business development and promotion. By having proper content writing and photography skills, people with disabilities will be able to do it. This event took place offline and online from December 1 to December 10, 2021.


The face-to-face training started from December 1 to December 7 2021 at Annika Linden Center, Jalan Bakung Number 19 Denpasar Kesiman Kertalangu. This training, in collaboration between DNetwork and Annika Linden Center, conducted 3 days of photography training which was attended by 15 persons with disabilities from 1 December to 3 December 2021, followed by 2 days of content writing training which was attended by 15 participants as well. All participants who took part in the face-to-face training are domiciled in Bali and very enthusiastic about participating in the training to develop their skills in photography and content writing.


Three days webinar starting from December 8 to December 10, 2021, which discusses Creative with Mobile Phones, Social Media, and Freelance Job Opportunities for Disabilities. For three days this webinar was attended by 82 persons with disabilities from all over Indonesia, including participants who had attended face-to-face training from December 1st to 7th, 2021. We hope that after participating in these 3 webinar sessions the participants will have creative ideas in using mobile phones and social media for business development and have the knowledge to look for opportunities to work freelance so that they can compete in this digitalization era.

On September 16th, 2021, DNetwork – Jaringan Kerja Disabilitas visited SLB 2 Denpasar (Special Needs School No. 2 Denpasar) to do socialization about the upcoming SAMA workshop that will be held on the 4-5 October 2021 at Movenpick Hotel Jimbaran. SAMA stands for Setara Akses Masuk Kerja meaning Equal Access to Work is a collaborative program of GIZ, BEDO, Puspadi, Difalink and DNetwork. It is a training program for special needs students in grade 12 to prepare them to be ready for entering the work world especially in the hospitality industry. The training then will lead to a 2-6 months internship at a hotel, restaurant or other type of businesses related to the tourism industry.


The socialization was attended by 8 parents or guardians. Right after listening to DNetwork’s presentation about the program and the prospect of doing an internship at a hotel or restaurant, all the eight parents/guardians confirmed their children’ participation in the upcoming workshops and internship. 


In the forum the parents/guardians shared their children’ enthusiasm to join such workshops. This showed how important the regular and continued training to be held for the special needs students to complement their curriculum with more vocational skill training.


Photo caption: Parents/guardians of Special Needs School No. 2 Denpasar’ students are listening to DNetwork’s presentation about Setara Akses Masuk Kerja (SAMA - Equal Access to Work) program