Thursday, 29 January 2015

Koshish: Skilling and Empowering women with disabilities.

“Development can only be sustainable when it is equitable, inclusive and accessible for all. Persons with disabilities need therefore to be included at all stages of development processes, from inception to monitoring and evaluation”

- Ban Ki-moon,
Secretary-General, United Nations

Sambhava Foundation believes that “Women with disabilities” suffer a double discrimination, both on the grounds of gender and of impairment. The consequences of deficiencies and disablement are particularly serious for women. Women are subjected to social, cultural and economic disadvantages, which impede their access to, for example, health care, education, vocational training and employment. If, in addition, they are physically or mentally disabled, their chances of overcoming their disablement are diminished, which makes it all the more difficult for them to take part in community life.

All women with disabilities can and want to be a productive member of the society. Towards achieving this we need to be more inclusive in our approach.

Working towards making development inclusive and accessible, Sambhava Foundation in partnership with Sarthak Educational Trust has initiated a Skill Training Project for Women with Disabilities.

Sarthak Educational Trust is working with a vision to Empower People with Disability to enable them to live their life with dignity and respect. To create sustainable employment for people with disability, the organization involves itself in rigorous skill development program for people with Visual disability, Hearing disability as well people who have a physical disability.

Being a pilot project, it is spanned over a period of 4 months which involves 3 months of training and 1 month of post placement follow up towards training of 15 women with disabilities.

This joint project aims at imparting employable skills which includes Basic Communication skills, Basic IT Skills and Work place readiness. In addition to this, there is also specification in the areas such as Retail, IT, Data Entry Operations and Hospitality sector.

Skill training for a batch of 15 women has already started from 1st September. Sambhava Foundation is looking forward towards the successful completion of the project which will help our beneficiaries in earning their livelihood with dignity.

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