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Sunday, 10 May 2015

NGO holds job training for differently-able -- JALPAIGURI

NGO International Divya Pariwar Society on Friday started a three-month long job training programme in Jalpaiguri initiated by National Handicap Financial Development Corporation (NHFDC) of the Centre. Supported by Jalpaiguri Welfare Associatiom, the NGO is holding the training at the office of Guardians Forum for Disabled Children in Jalpaiguri. A group of 30 differently-able people over the age of 15 are being trained to prepare different food items including momos and jellies.  Following the completion of three-month long training the trainees will be given a cash incentive of Rs.6,000 and a course completion certificate. The trainees will also be provided with an interest free loan amount to start their own business after they complete the training.
Speaking at a special session, the IDPS West Bengal co-ordinator Santosh Kumar Mandal said the main aim of providing the training to the differently-able people is to improve their skills and make them self-sufficient. “The focus of the training is to provide the differently-able people with job oriented skills, so that they can gain confidence in doing normal things and prepare them to earn a standard living option,” he added. Centre for Special Education for the Disabled Children principle Swati Majumdar urged the trainees to follow their lessons diligently and start their own business. (HS)

Source: Echo of India, 8th May 2015

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