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Blind UWI graduate turns to entrepreneurship - Starts business because he couldn’t find a job

After graduating from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2013 with a degree in management studies and entrepreneurship, Robert Williams spent two years trying to get a job.

"In the beginning, when I was trying to get a job, what I found was that all of the places that had vacancies, the jobs were aligned with things where you had to be able see. So, sometimes I'd see job openings, and my degree would qualify me for the job, but you had to have a driver's licence or a car. And some of the jobs, even if they wanted to take persons with disabilities, most of them would specify that they'd want persons with mobile disabilities, and who could see," he said.

The 30-year-old said he has been blind since childhood. He started his education at the Salvation Army School for the Blind, before moving on to Jamaica College and then matriculating to the UWI.

He told THE STAR that after being rejected for numerous jobs, he decided to start his own business. 

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