Persons with Disabilities can become truly self-reliant when they are imparted the right skills and given access to suitable work opportunities. This was the focus on the workshop conducted on 31st January 2018 at Delhi. The workshop was organized by Department for International Development (DFID) and Skills Council for Persons with Disabilities (ScPwD) at Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The main focus of the workshop was to explore avenues for increasing skilling and employment opportunities for PwDs for “Paving Ways for Skilling” them.
This platform had officials participating from Central Government, British High Commission, academia, industry, NGOs and others leading insightful discussions on paving the road ahead for the PwDs in India.
The Workshop discussed challenges faced by PwDs. Indian and UK corporates and training providers showcased the many approaches and models that have been used for skilling people with different abilities.
Quote by Nick Dyer, Director General, Policy and Global Programme, DFID, “Improving vocational training and employment opportunities for persons with disability is not only a critical element for enhancing the quality of life for individuals and their families, but also there are substantial gains for the broader economy.”
Quote by KP Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, “The objectives of the mission (Skill India) in four set of words, scale, quality, aspirations, and inclusiveness and perhaps the fifth element, given the urgency of the matter, doing all of this with speed.”
Quote by Shakuntala D. Gamlin, Secretary, DEPD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, “The task is daunting and challenging, but we need to create now a huge paraphernalia of frameworks of missionary, institutional capabilities and professionals…to do early interventions.”