The Tiralo 2 amphibious wheelchair.
MARIGOT–The Orient Seashore restaurant Orange Fever received the Chamber of Commerce CCISM’s first “Incapacity and Enterprise” (Handicap et Entreprise) competitors on Friday for its thought to help handicapped individuals entry the seashore and have an “as shut as potential” swimming expertise.
The gear is a sort of amphibious wheelchair known as “Tiralo 2” for individuals with diminished mobility who can enter seawater, The thought received Orange Fever co-proprietor Florence Scholen the 1,000-euro first prize.
CCISM launched the competitors final yr as a part of European Week for Employment of Folks with Disabilities (Semaine Européenne pour l’Emploi des Personnes Handicapées (SEEPH)) November 14-20.
The competitors ran till mid-December. The 2022 theme for European Week was “When will we obtain full employment for individuals with disabilities?”
Organised in partnership with Affiliation for the Administration of the Fund for
Skilled Integration of Disabled Folks AGEFIPH, the free competitors was open to
firms and venture leaders situated in St. Martin.
The Chamber signed a partnership settlement with AGEFIPH which has since been renewed for 2023. AGEFIPH accompanies companies to implement handicap methods.
Candidates may enter considered one of two classes: current companies with inclusion of a incapacity facet and a venture for the creation of an organization together with the incapacity facet. Past being built-in into the SEEPH, the competitors had a double goal: to lift consciousness amongst entrepreneurs in regards to the inclusion of disabled individuals within the firm and to perpetuate actions across the handicap problem within the territory.
“Sadly, we solely had two candidates for the enterprise class and no candidates for the venture holder class, however it’s the first version and we hope to get a greater response subsequent time,” stated CCISM Coaching Officer and Incapacity Contact Marie Martin.
The second candidate recognised within the competitors was Jonathan Offredi, a pastry chef together with his personal enterprise, SXM Macarons. He plans to coach handicapped individuals to work in his kitchen and be taught cooking and pastry work. Though he didn’t obtain a financial prize, he did obtain assist from the Chamber and AGEFIPH to develop his enterprise and facilitate situations for using the handicapped.
The prize-giving ceremony was attended by representatives of the Collectivité, Employment Workplace Pôle Emploi, Mission Native, and Division of Solidarity and Households.