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WHY ENABLE DEVELOPMENT?

In the recent World Report on Disability, it is estimated that 1 in 5 people in any community has a disability, which in Australia it is calculated to be 4.27 million people. The majority of these people experience social exclusion, discrimination and lack of access to fully participate in society. We can change this.

WHAT DO WE DO?

A photo of the Enable Development team from a wheelchair basketball fund raiser with Ambassador of Timor-Leste and Scot Burns

Photo: The Enable Development (Mike Jung, Stacey Copas, Angela X. Li and Huy Nguyen) striking a winning pose from a wheelchair basketball fund raiser with Ambassador of Timor-Leste and Scot Burns.

Enable Development is an award winning social enterprise with a vision where people with disability empowered to make an impact as a valued member of our global community.

To achieve this we provide disability inclusion education and consultancy to government bodies, educational institutions and corporate. Our organisation is led by passionate professionals with lived experiences of disability. Recognising that disability issues are complex and diverse, Enable Development takes personal experience combined with innovative, practical and interactive learning techniques to facilitate the journey towards inclusion ensuring all stakeholders meet their goals for disability inclusion in a positive way.

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS:

EDUCATION

High impact practical disability inclusion programs by facilitators with lived experience of disability for you and your organisation to become more inclusive of people with disability.

CONSULTING

Providing Disability Inclusive Development consultation with NGOs, government departments and corporate. Specialists in working with NGOs on their journey to become more inclusive of people with disabilities

CAPACITY

Identifying and building the capacity of entrepreneurs and change makers with lived experience of disability to run our programs to make an impact in their community.

TECHNOLOGY

In collaboration with Universities, the program is a service based education program, which puts the end user, people with disability at the forefront of design, development and commercialisation.

Whether it is in the field in a developing country or in a boardroom here in Australia, Enable Development are forging strong inroads into making a sustainable difference with long term impacts from a number of fronts. 

Recognising that disability issues are complex and diverse, Enable Development takes personal experience combined with innovative and interactive learning techniques to facilitate the journey towards inclusion  and lasting change for all stakeholders. 

OUR PARTNERS

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We’re partnered with Enabled Employment who connects employers  with flexible arrangements to enable highly capable people with a disability to find productive and well-paid employment. Our partnership enables us to bring a holistic disability inclusion package to corporate organisations and employers.

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Akorn Educational Services uses STEM based programs and community partnerships to make learning fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding. These programs provide students with valuable knowledge and skills that help them function effectively in a scientifically and technologically advanced society.  They teach students how to identify and investigate issues, draw evidence-based conclusions and make informed decisions.  Many of Akorn’s projects provide opportunities for the participants to benefit the community.

THE ENABLERS

Huy Nguyen

HUY NGUYEN, Founder and CEO of Enable Development is ACT Young Australian of the Year 2014. He is a humanitarian engineer, advocate for people with disability, mentor, entrepreneur and traveller, Huy is changing the face of disability inclusion in Australia and developing countries

 

ANGELA X. LI Co-founder and Director of Enable Development. Angela heads up the Enable School Immersion Program. Angela has Masters degrees in Business, Management and Project Management from the Australian National University. Her passion is for improving the independence and life well being of people with disability through entrepreneurship and education.

 

Jasmine Proud

JASMINE PROUD is currently working on a masters of engineering, researching ways in which assistive technology robotics can be improved. She hopes to inspire gender equality in STEM fields and is passionate about creating technology based solutions for health and rehabilitation. Jasmine provides some of the engineering know-how for the school workshops and Enable Technology.

 

Jocelyn's Profile PhotoJOCELYN MACALISANG, A registered nurse, proud Executive Assistant of Enable Development, and a mother of a lovely daughter. Working with Enable Development is like a breath of fresh air. I get to learn new things and it never fails to excite me every time. 

Philipp's Profile PhotoPHILIPP BLUEMLE, living in Munich, Germany, jumps intellectually between the European and Australian times zones, always looking for social impact and innovation. Having his Master´s in Nonprofit Management and Governance and a passion for social enterprises, Philipp supports us in our fundraising campaigns, measuring our impact and our business structure. As a drummer, he´s responsible to keep our “rhythm” steady going.

MANO KARAN is the first fellow of Enable Development and leads our Enable Singapore initiative to improve the awareness and attitudes faced by people with disability in Singapore. Mano is a teacher and has been married for over 25 years, he has one daughter and completed two full marathons before a rare condition called Transverse Myelitis paralysed his ability to walk.

SAM PAIOR, became an advocate the day her son with disability was born. She has worked as a Parliamentary Advisor to a range of politicians, presented to more than 2000 families around disability, access and inclusion, with a particular interest in intellectual disability.