The Project “Vocational Centre for Youth with Disabilities” seeks to bridge the gap in the lives of specially abled youth within the age group of 18 – 25 years, belonging to financially challenged families from rural areas of Dindigul and Tirunelveli districts, Tamil Nadu. This is done through provision of vocational training and sustainable skills which, in turn, contributes towards their financial independence and social inclusion.
This project aims to address the livelihood barriers for them. It addresses the following impediments in this area of education for the differently abled.
- Inaccessibility of training facilities in both rural and urban areas
- Lack of qualified trainers and teachers
The mission is to establish a model vocational centre that provides training and sustainable skills to youths with special needs and help them procure livelihood in the form of employment or entrepreneurship. The training is conducted for the development of future-ready skills, such as computers & accounting. These are high demand skills in corporates and will also support entrepreneurship initiatives. 120 differently abled youth were trained on employability skills and facilitated them to avail job opportunities. The training also instils confidence in specially abled youth, grooms their personality and channelizes their energy in value adding activities.