2012. Saphora –Employment Database for Physically Disabled People

Empowering Physically Disabled Mongolians in the Work Force:

Since its formation in 2007 MASA has played an important role in connecting alumni and bringing them together through its consistent efforts for promoting equal opportunities for the people with disabilities in Mongolia. As part of our commitment to this cause, we have developed a proposal to create a database/web platform for connecting employers with potential skilled employees from the community of people with physical disabilities. We submitted our proposal for funding to the Alumni Affairs Office of the U.S. State Department and it was selected for funding from out of more than 700 project ideas from alumni throughout the world. This project aims at empowering physically challenged Mongolians in the work force through raising Employment and Business opportunities for them.

This project aims to raise public awareness of the human rights, motivate private and public organizations to employ persons with disabilities, support businesses and services of the disabled, as well as locate skills and services in demand.  Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) will develop a national employment and demographics database of physically challenged in Mongolia; establish a web based social map, which will facilitate greater communication within the community as well as future employers; train non-profits to keep the database and web based social map up to date; and organize “Job Fair for Disabled” in July 2012. The association is recruiting partners and volunteers who wish to collaborate on this project and if you are interested in supporting this project, please send an e-mail to