In our award-winning six Vocational Training Centres in Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, we have many children and young adults affected with leprosy and disability enrolled for different courses like Diesel Mechanics, Welding, Motor mechanic, Computers, Sewing technologies. We need immediate support for them so that they can complete their respective courses and get gainful employment. Corona pandemic added more misery to these individuals and their families. They must get employment opportunities to get out of stigma and support their families who are dependent on them.
Vocational Training Centres are approved by NCVT and ISO 9001:2015 certified. The focus is on youngsters affected by leprosy and disability. We have more than 1500 graduates a year with 48% women candidates and 85% campus placement.
VTCs offer government recognised (NCVT) certified courses which meet market demands and the specific physical needs of people affected by leprosy (e.g. limited mobility etc). Students are also provided with life skills training (skills to deal with issues in daily life), career counselling and self-care training to prevent disability or injury at home or in the workplace.
After students complete their training, we facilitate work placements with our corporate partners or support them to move into self-employment to provide long term financial security for the students and their families.
We urge you to consider this appeal and help whatever way you would like to for the people affected by leprosy and disability. You may also give us references of the like-minded people and corporates.
We appeal individuals and companies to support us in this endeavour. For more information, please contact:
Amit Kumar, Head of Resource Mobilisation