Connect with us

News

Nakumatt’s deaf employees prove disability is not inability

Published

on

For those who are frequent shoppers at Nakumatt, they might have come across deaf employees who express good customer care and amazing gift-wrapping skills. Thanks to the management of the leading regional supermarket which has gone against the odds by employing them and proving that their disability indeed is not inability.

 

In Rwanda’s two Nakumatt branches, there are three employed ladies who work mostly at the counter tasked with packing and wrapping gifts, a duty their Country Manager, Adan Ramata commends the ladies perform to satisfactory levels.

 

He also adds that, Nakumatt believes everyone despite challenges with their senses or disability, has potential to contribute significantly towards the society.

“We also intend to employ more deaf people since their ability is unquestionable they are so passionate with their work,” says Ramata.

 

“I encourage employers to give opportunities to those who are physically challenged, since they didn’t choose to be born with the weakness and have right to improve their lives like others,” he advises.

 

Deaf employees at Nakumatt are treated like others with benefits which include salary as per working hours, bonuses, medical insurance and job promotions.

 

Vestine Kubwimana one of the deaf employee expresses that she  is glad to have gotten the opportunity to work at Nakumatt for more than a year now, and is proud to have improved her welfare and those of her siblings.

Through sign language she claims that her job is the most enjoyable duty that inspires her to wake up every day and perform to her best.

 

“I am in charge of wrapping gifts, a task I happily conduct six days a week 12 hours a day, my customers walk out impressed something that adds joy to my heart,” she remarks.

 

Her colleague Angelique Benedata also deaf, shares similar sentiments adding that she has developed friendly relationship with clients, especially when she is in her off days some clients text her to know her whereabouts.

 

 

“I sometimes advise my clients on the best gift wrapping paper depending on the occasion my customer wants her gift to be associated, and often they take my advice which is the best,” Benedata illustrates in a warm smile.

 

Interestingly the supermarket has provisions meant to ease the shopping experience of disabled persons. They have a wheel chair for example, a person in charge of guiding those who are blind, and a wheel chair ramp which makes it easier to access some of the floors.

 

Ramata further points out that more employees will be trained on basic sign language skills in order to facilitate clients who are deaf.

“Trust me we have several clients who are deaf and are big shoppers, they shop like us hence they too deserve better customer care.”

Nakumatt’s exemplary move to employ deaf people is highly commended by the executive director of Rwanda Deaf National Union Samuel Munana, who is also deaf. “In the past deaf people were discriminated by the society and their potentials were limited since they were not given opportunities to exercise their talents.

 

He also commended the ministry of local government which has supported the union through various trainings aimed at equipping members with life surviving skills and support towards some of the Union’s income generating activities including, carpentry, tailoring and basketry.

 

Since 2006, the Union has been effective mainly through support from Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) under a deaf empowerment program.

“We benefit mostly from trainings since the majority are not yet conversant with sign language, which I believe would put them in a better position to get employment.”

 

The total number of deaf people is 33, 491 according to the Union’s latest statistics gathered in 3 districts- Muhanga, Musanze and Kigali.

 

Among the main objectives of the Union is advocacy towards fundamental rights such as employment representation in various national programs and access to education.

“We also advocate for media to use sign language especially for TV news broadcast,” Munana recommends.

Continue Reading
3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Philliphield

    May 16, 2024 at 8:29 am

    Очень важные новости мира fashion.
    Абсолютно все эвенты лучших подуимов.
    Модные дома, бренды, гедонизм.
    Новое место для модных людей.
    https://fashionvipclub.ru/

  2. Richardnap

    May 17, 2024 at 7:47 am

    Полностью свежие новинки подиума.
    Все мероприятия лучших подуимов.
    Модные дома, бренды, гедонизм.
    Самое приятное место для модных людей.
    https://sneakero.ru/

  3. Francisdip

    May 18, 2024 at 6:47 am

    Несомненно важные события индустрии.
    Исчерпывающие события лучших подуимов.
    Модные дома, лейблы, высокая мода.
    Свежее место для стильныех людей.
    https://sneakerside.ru/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Amethyst Streams
App3 weeks ago

5 Reasons Why Amethyst Streams is the Ultimate Destination for Relaxation and Healing

Casting Room Backstage
Entertainment3 weeks ago

5 Essential Elements for a Successful Casting Room Backstage

Ibomma UK
Entertainment3 weeks ago

5 Must-Watch Movies on Ibomma UK for Telugu Movie Lovers

Piperine
Health & Fitness3 weeks ago

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Piperine You Didn’t Know About

Phone Number
Tech3 weeks ago

5 Reasons Why You Should Save This Phone Number Now

Beliktal
Travel3 weeks ago

Uncovering the Mysteries of Beliktal: 10 Hidden Gems to Explore

James Joyce
Life Style4 weeks ago

5 Fascinating Facts About James Joyce and His Literary Style “Joyciano”

Literotica
Life Style4 weeks ago

The Top 10 Literotica Tags to Spice Up Your Reading List

Emergency Hotline
App4 weeks ago

10 Tips to Remember When Calling the Emergency Hotline (02045996818)

Red and White Magazine
Life Style4 weeks ago

The Ultimate Guide to Red and White Magazine: Everything You Need to Know

Mangatoto
Entertainment4 weeks ago

Exploring the World of Manga: A Guide to Mangatoto

HQFlix
App4 weeks ago

HQFlix: Your Gateway to Premium Streaming Content

Chaleturi
Home and Garden4 weeks ago

Chaleturi: The Ultimate Mountain Retreat Experience

Live Sports
App1 month ago

Discover the Benefits of Watching Live Sports with Streameast

Martie Allen
Celebrity1 month ago

The Untold Story of Martie Allen: From Personal Life to Career Success

Villains
Entertainment1 month ago

The Shocking Truth Revealed in Chapter 36: I’m Being Raised by Villains

Unsuccessful Draft Pick
Sports1 month ago

The Highs and Lows of Sports: Reflecting on an Unsuccessful Draft Pick

Pata Seca
Food1 month ago

Discover the Delicious Tradition of Pata Seca: A Guide to This Mexican Delicacy

TOTK Techniques
Gaming1 month ago

Level Up Your Gaming Skills with TOTK Techniques for PC Players

Utsunomiya
Travel1 month ago

Shipn Utsunomiya: Unraveling the Hidden Gems of this Charming City

Trending