In celebration of National Disability Week, newly established social enterprise Precious Works of Differently Abled Enterprise (PWDe) will put the spotlight on the talents and skills of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) through an online bazaar happening from July 21-24, 2021 on Lazada.
The online bazaar will feature the following products made, and services to be provided by deaf people, people with Autism and Down syndrome, physically disable people, and other PWDs:
- Food products – French macarons, no bake cheesecakes, Korean samgyupsal sets, buko pandan, macaroni
- Craft and gift items – Paintings, customized flower and basket arrangements, table runners, saori weaves, drawstring pouches, t-shirts
- Services – Encoding, cleaning, sign language classes. graphic design, photography
You can avail of these products and services by visiting the dedicated page for the event on the Lazada website or app Precious Works of Differently Abled Enterprise (lazada.com.ph)
“I am excited with the possibility of empowering PWDs through this meaningful project,” says Arlene Tan-Bantoto, founding member of PWDe and a mother to an artistic daughter with Autism.
Driven to empower and create sustainable growth and livelihood for PWDs, Arlene and three other passionate individuals formed PWDe, a non profit social enterprise that aims to provide a space where PWDs can provide their goods and services to the public. These include Archie David, founder of Independent Living and Learning Center which is a school for special needs-children; Princess Schuck, a marketing professional who has found passion in supporting PWDs; and Elyse Go, co-founder of Hand and Heart, a social enterprise that facilitates jobs and livelihood for PWDs.
PWDe is supported by JCI Manilena, Lazada Philippines and the National Commission on Disability Affairs (NCDA).
Support, empower and celebrate inclusion and diversity by supporting the PWDe Online Bazaar on Lazada from July 21-24, 2021.