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A shot at equality for persons with disabilities in the corporate world


It is not just a corporate social responsibility exercise for Thomas Ng, who hired 40 persons with disabilities for his 50-member permanent workforce and who incorporates a work model that enables each of them to live up to their fullest potential. Ng (front right) is pictured here with (clockwise from left) Safida Nadia Mohd Saidi, Rajkumar Selvaraj, Gunavathy Muthu, Mariecell Fornis, and Angelyn Nora Asuncieon.

It is not just a corporate social responsibility exercise for Thomas Ng, who hired 40 persons with disabilities for his 50-member permanent workforce and who incorporates a work model that enables each of them to live up to their fullest potential. Ng (front right) is pictured here with (clockwise from left) Safida Nadia Mohd Saidi, Rajkumar Selvaraj, Gunavathy Muthu, Mariecell Fornis, and Angelyn Nora Asuncieon.

One entrepreneur shares how he has opened up more employment and business opportunities for persons with disabilities. 

As a child, Mariecell Fornis always had a clear vision of what she wanted to be when she grew up: she’d be clad in a neatly pressed office suit with a laptop bag swung over one arm, her high heels would click the pavement as she got into her car and drove off to work – every bit the part of a successful corporate woman.

   

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