Project Inclusion Network (PIN) is a non-profit, non-stock organization catering to the PWDs. PIN has a set of banner programs called Empower, Engage, Enable and Ensure that champions the cause of its beneficiaries to become productive members of the mainstream society.
The PWD program started in 2013 as part of the CSR activities being implemented by the Unilab Foundation. It was spun off in 2019 to pave the way for the program to gain sharper focus and stronger legs to nurture its own unique identity and advocacy.
PIN programs primarily promote employment of PWDs through well-structured access-to-work models involving multi-sectoral intervention and participation: PWD jobseekers, employers, LGUs, government agencies and the public at large. Realizing the challenges posed by the limitations of having its beneficiaries be willingly employed by private, even government agencies despite the presence of enabling law, the Foundation embarked on capacity building programs to offset this real-world constraints through educational, skills training and livelihood programs, at the same time running a parallel awareness campaign covering private entities, communities and even agencies at the national level.
PIN’s Summary of Achievements from 2013 – 2021 include:
- 3,660 Persons with Disability with improved access to training,
education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities
- 77 private sector companies engaged through activities on
disability inclusion in the workplaces
- Partnership activities with government – NCDA, DOLE, TESDA,
ECC, and DTI – and civil society organizations – ASEAN Enabling
Masterplan Coalition and ILO – Global Business and Disability
Because it has, over time, successfully polished its operation and program implementation, PIN has garnered a number of local and international recognitions, and more importantly, funding and technical support from both local and foreign organizations.