The DKV Integralia Foundation and Fundades present to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain the project of labour integration among people with disabilities in Peru promoted with support from AECID

The DKV Integralia Foundation, together with its local partner Fundades, delivers courses on improving the employability of disabled people by training them in the contact centre sector.

The DKV Integralia Foundation and FUNDADES presents today the PeruintegraII project to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain at the Oficina Técnica de Cooperación (Technical Office for Cooperation) of the Spanish Embassy in Lima, Peru. En el acto, han estado presentes Pilar Moya, directora de Cooperación Internacional de Fundación Integralia DKV, Doña Lucía Claux, fundadora y presidenta de FUNDADES y SS.MM. , as part of their State visit to the Republic of Peru, which will improve the bilateral relations between both countries.

PeruintegraII, a project initiated in 2017 by the DKV Integralia Foundation, together with the Fundades, Emplea and UNED foundations, was established for the purpose of improving the employability of disabled people by training them in the contact centre sector. Thanks to this initiative, 72 disabled people have obtained a stable job. Seven training cycles have been completed, from which 122 students have benefited since the programme was initiated.

Once disabled people complete the training programme delivered by the DKV Integralia Foundation, the project's collaborating companies offer them job opportunities, thus helping them enter the labour market successfully. In addition, a contact centre has been created with a capacity for 20 telephone operators to offer a service of medical appointments.

The training cycles, co-funded by AECID (Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation), are mainly delivered in the town of Comas, to the north of Lima, and include programmes with 200 class hours aimed at training students in telephone advice and improving the so-called soft skills, thus reinforcing values such as self-esteem, motivation, empathy and assertive communication.

The project also offers courses to work coaches, where they obtain the skills required to learn further about the life of disabled people. As a

result, they obtain tools that help their insertion. The 200-hour course addresses topics such as the rights of disabled people, contacting the market in the search for employment, training and on-the-job support.