You can empower people with disabilities to learn computer skills so they can get a job or start a business in India. The education will give them the opportunity to succeed in a career in the IT field, support their families, and create a strong sense of self-worth.
“Disabled people who are unemployed in India”
- In India, 21.9 million people are affected with a disability and 74% of them are unemployed. Most have never found gainful employment, even after graduating a college.
- Much of this is due to stigma in India that people with a disability cannot do any work and they rarely gain the skills needed to be productive in the workplace.
This program aims to provide education for people with a disability to become an IT specialist. Many companies, across all sectors, are looking to hire computer-qualified graduates and are willing to hire people with disabilities. Thus, technology-related education will make it easier for them to get a sustainable job.
It provides training to people with disability for an IT career. Computer training gives people with disabilities the necessary skills to apply for quality jobs in the workforce. After course completion, the students take a Government Exam and graduate with a “Certificate in Computer Application.”
In addition, they learn resume writing and interview skills. As a result, most of our students are placed in jobs either before or after graduating from the year-long course. Moreover, hostel facilities are also available for up to 14 students who can’t commute.
Until now, more than 300 people with disabilities have been trained and many of them who takes the year-long course got a job before or after graduating from the program. Presently, we have the capacity to train 30 people each year.
It transformed not only the students’ lives but often times the whole families’ lives since they become the highest earner in their families. They are able to provide a steady income that is a tremendous help and encouragement to their families.
India Partners works alongside a broad group of indigenous Christian grassroots agencies in India focused on alleviating poverty and injustice. Our partner organizations in India serve all regardless of caste, religion, gender or creed. India Partners helps through project support, training local leaders, disaster relief and education.