Help differently-abled to earn more
Focus: Disability , Women , Livelihoods
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With ₹5,000 you can fund a 45-day skill-training course for a differently-abled adult.
KIDS need more time so they can raise more funds, so this fundraiser has been extended.
The funds raised will go towards training differently abled persons with with skills for employment.
Most of the differently-abled men and women that KIDS work with come from extremely poor families of farmers, fishermen and construction workers. Growing up, their parents were unable to take proper care of them, or provide them with nutritious food or adequate healthcare. As adults, with so many odds against them, an opportunity to enhance their skills will increase their income with which they could even help their impoverished families.WHY KOTTAPURAM
According to a study carried out by KIDS in 2013, they found 195 differently-abled persons living in the area. Most were coping in difficult conditions and seemed to have a bleak future ahead of them, especially with regards to employment opportunities. The skills training programme was established as a response to this.
In developing countries, 80% to 90% of persons with disabilities of working age are unemployed.
The bleak scenario is of the approximately 70 million persons with disability in India, only about 0.1 million have succeeded in getting employment in the industries till now.
Governments throughout the world can no longer overlook the hundreds of millions of people with disabilities who are denied access to health, rehabilitation, support, education and employment, and never get the chance to shine.
Once the fundraiser is complete, KIDS will appoint a designer and a master trainer to conduct the 45 days course for 30 participants who have been identified. They will be trained on how to bind books, make paper bags, flowers and stars and other handicraft products. The participants will then form into self-help groups and market their products through KIDS' network of contacts.
Thank you for your valuable contribution to the fundraiser.
The amount raised,₹12,004, was used to buy raw materials for all the 50 participants of skill upgradation program for the differently-abled handicraft artisans. The funds helped in training the beneficiaries in how to work with natural resources such as screw pine and water hyacinth.
For instance, 27-year-old Sadhik who is deaf and mute has been able to make wonderful handicrafts from the two products. He is very proud of the fact that he can earn his living through this and can be financially independent.