Every month, there is one day dedicated to bringing “joy through music”. With the sponsorship of Brose, we invited a music teacher from Shanghai who facilitated a monthly music workshop for our employees.

Let’s review these wonderful moments of the music workshop through a video.

Music and music improvisation have always been the common language of human beings, regardless the ability or cultural differences. We used instruments to give our employees a chance to fully express, explore and re-understand themselves. Music improvisation also helps our employees to search for their own needs, and thus obtain a positive change.

By holding these workshops, we hope to make our employees feel the charm of music and let them know that everyone can be involved in music. At the same time, we also expect that this course can help employees relax themselves, release their work pressure and improve their self-confidence. Some activities are in small teams, which helps to improve teamwork abilities in operation.

Music teacher Pablo: “Thanks Inclusion Factory a lot for giving me the opportunity to come here to teach music. This experience is very precious to me, because I’ve never taught in such a different environment, which is of great benefit to me in improving my teaching methods. From the beginning, everyone’s performance was excellent and everyone was very engaged, which made my teaching work easier and happier. Meanwhile, in such an environment, challenged employees feel very comfortable, relaxed and more confident.”

Lenka: “Using different musical instruments seems to be much easier way to express our own emotions than using words. In daily work, our employees are generally not very keen on expressing their thoughts and feelings, while in music workshops, it was easier for them to open up. Music class gave us a chance to know our employees from a different angle.”

Job Coach Tracey: “Music is also a kind of therapy which is softer and easier for employees to accept. The interaction and collaboration in the music class deepened the teamwork spirit and promoted unity among everyone. In general, music classes have positive impact on our employees.”

If you are curious about what is the most inclusive thing in the world, the answer is definitely MUSIC!

再次鸣谢以下企业对我们的大力支持!

Thank You for all the Support!

Our Life, Our Decision, Our beauty… Today we are celebrating diversity, fairness and acceptance of people who were born what the society presumes “different”.

In fact, aren’t we all different? The difference between the “so called” regular people and people with Down Syndrome is just one single extra chromosome. This extra chromosome contributes to more happiness than average, to the love of hugging and showing affection, to a lovely appearance and to a unique personality….Let’s celebrate this day in the happiest way possible!

We, at the Inclusion Factory, are lucky to have 4 colleagues with extra chromosomes! Here is to them, to their happy and beautiful self. Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Day to all of us!

 

Jiyiran

Ji Yiran is an adult living with Down syndrome. She lives a happy and worthwhile life, proud of her work and secure in the love of her family. Employed, participating in volunteering activities, engaging in sports and dance, a music lover and a fashionist at heart; those are only a few of Ji Yiran’s talents and interests in life.

JiYiran, also known as Ran Ran, was born 20 years ago in Liuhe town. From a very young age, she had a strong connection to music and fashion. As a child, she used to wear dresses, sing and dance around the house all the time. Music has become a close companion in her life, wherever she goes, she always takes her music along.

Ranran also has a big wardrobe filled with dresses and skirts that she loves to wear in house and out.

Ranran’s in the shoot


After graduating from high school in 2018, Ranran started working at the Inclusion Factory in Taicang, where she works in an automotive production line; she really likes her job and colleagues.

Ranran is working


The only small issue she has is the requirement to wear pants at the work place, a standard safety measure; the first day on the job Ranran came all dressed up, wearing a skirt and the look on her face when she was required to change to pants was priceless!

Ranran’s in the shoot


As her mother told us, the moment Ranran came home from work, the first thing she did, was taking off her work clothes and putting on a dress and then singing and dancing!Of course! Music, this great companion is also present at the Inclusion Factory – Every day during break time, Ran ran puts her headphones on and listens to her favorite music, usually it is TF Boys; and she dances to the beat. She has also been very engaged in morning exercise as it involves the opportunity to dance during work time!
In March 2019, Ranran participated in ‘Designed for Success’ a Fashion Campaign organized by Zurita (a Spanish Fashion brand) in a cooperation with the Inclusion Factory, the aim of this Fashion campaign is showing the world that beauty does not see ability, gender or age; beauty belongs to all!

Besides this great purpose, it was a great opportunity for our Ranran to combine her love for fashion and beauty; the possibility to wear beautiful clothes and to ‘be famous’ were appealing to her.

Ranran’s in the shoot


When the day of the photo shooting arrived, the excitement was in the air, there was a hair designer, a makeup artist and a fashion stylist that made this days pecial for Ranran and the other models.
You have never witnessed happiness if you have not seen Ranran that day: looking at her beautiful self in the mirror, feeling proud and self-confident, and just simply happy!
They say that ‘You go as far as your dreams are…’ and Ranran has some big dreams to fulfill! If we are lucky enough, we might have the chance to see her dancing in some famous show one day or maybe becoming a presenter of a fashion brand, you never know.
What is your impression after reading Ranran’s story? Everyone is welcome to share ideas and leave a comment.

Our mission at Inclusion Factory is inclusion of people with disabilities into society; our team as a whole, also has to strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all our staff members. We are all different in terms of abilities, skills, countries and the provinces we come from; we have different educational and career background, we vary in age, gender and marital status among other differences.

Xie yunao

Our team has significantly grown in the past few years. Now, we are already a team of 44 people! As our team has grown bigger, and we all focus on our own daily tasks, we don′t have time to reflect what it means for us as a team to work together towards our mission of promoting inclusion in China.

About CUnet

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Due to the success of our previous Disability Equality Training and to the constant inquiries by companies, we are happy to announce that the next workshop will be conducted on April 16th -17th.

There is a possibility to conduct a custom made separate training for HR managers, production employees etc.

Below are some of the GREAT feedback received from the participants – as we promised, it is a mindset changing experience which exposes Managers for a whole new set of ideas and concepts!
Please register well ahead as the number of participants are limited.
Please open the link in browser and register:
http://inclusion-advisory.com/event-registration/
See you on April 16th to 17th in our next training!

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It was a great honor to be invited by thinkINchina to present the Inclusion Factory and to discuss ways to reduce Inequality in our society. I had the pleasure to share this panel with Professor Klaus Leisinger, Maggie Sun from Handicap International and with Wu Di from Easy Inclusion. Thank you thinkINchina for bringing so many people together for a collective brain storming on ways we as individuals can contribute for better life for all.

www.thinkinchina.asia