Kudumbashree launches DDU-GKY special batches for Persons with Disabilities Updated On 2018-05-25
As part of Inclusion of the real needy, Kudumbashree Mission has initiated an exclusive batch of DDU-GKY skill training giving special focus for the Persons With Disabilities and other weaker sections, with the support of Project Implementing Agency, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi. It is planned to extend skill training for 150 beneficiaries during 2018-19.They are provided skill training in Book Binding, Front Office Associate and Housekeeping Attendant jobs. The first batch of the book binding course (4 months duration) was commenced on 10 May 2018. The training is being extended to 30 beneficiaries out of which 15 persons would be those who are facing mental disabilities. Kerala Rehabilitation Institute for the Physically Affected (KRIPA) is the training centre for extending skill training for them.
The book binding, front office associate courses would be carried out as 2 batches. 60 beneficiaries each would be extended training in these courses. Front office associate course is of 5 month duration and book binding, house keeping attendant course are of 4 months duration. 30 persons would be given training for house keeping attendant course. Educational qualification till eighth standard is the minimum qualification for book binding course whereas twelfth standard education is the minimum qualification for front office associate course. Training is also extended in communicative english, computer and soft skills as well.Those who successfully complete book binding courses would be given National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) certificates and job would be ensured for them in printing press and other such institutions and Sector Skills Councils (SSC) Certificate would be given to those who complete the front office assistant course.
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, a non profit organisation engaged in empowering persons with disabilities and distress in socio-economic-cultural fronts through its various initiatives on Education, Livelihood, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Sports, Culture and Rehabilitation, which is headquartered in Bangalore has signed MoU with Kudumbashree for extending skill training to 400 beneficiaries. They would give training in BPO (voice) and BPO (Non Voice). Residential training would be extended at their centre located at Ernakulam. Beneficiaries from all the districts across the district may apply for the same.The courses would be started by last week of July.
Kudumbashree Mission had bagged the national award for the successful implementation of DDU-GKY programme in Kerala for the second time in a row. Kudumbashree is the nodal agency for implementing DDU-GKY Programme in Kerala. Through the programme, skill training had been extended to 34568 candidates out of which 20564 received job placements so far.