Project - SAKSHAM (self-enablement)
Project “SAKSHAM” provides financial support in form of self-employment or waged employment to the person with special needs and Women by marketing products made by them during their very important developmental training session “Vocational Training”. The only mission of this project is to provide paid employment to person with special needs under safety roof of special training centers and help them live their life with dignity. The products sell will provide a fixed waged amount on monthly basis to the person with special needs by the organizations, uplifting their life’s and empowering them for self dependency as it is seen that Jobless individuals with special needs have often lived within the extremes of poverty and dependence.
VOCATIONAL TRAINING AS KEY FOR ENABLING PERSON WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Vocational training includes teaching person with special needs to procure a particular skill meant to groom them for a specific employment opportunity. Vocational training plays a vital role in the societal and economic development of person with special needs. This helps them compete with their peers successfully.
In several cases, training is required in order to learn more about the technical aspects and procedures that will ensure success. To make sure that the specially abled people are not looked down upon and are just as competitive, our beneficiary organizations provide vocational training to them and prepare them for the future. They use hands on training concept to teach them the practical approaches to face challenges.
ENTHUSIASM AND APTITUDE -BUILDING
Our special educator prepare person with special needs for basic learning and for events that will certainly occur during and following the training.
Four main learning steps
The goals and significance in training the especially abled are as follows:
To develop daily living skills
To impart technical capabilities and capacities
To cultivate entrepreneurial skills
To establish a network and premeditated associations
Person with special needs are made aware of their personal potentials. Training sessions encourage exchange, sharing, discussion, compassion and emotional strength. finally, Special child/adult are given the chance to become self-reliant once they are convinced that they are capable of doing, even if they do it differently. Overcoming new challenges is never easy but always carries a feeling of achievement and success.
For persons with special abilities, some practices may be needed to replace the "conventional way" of doing things. For example, using the feet or mouth instead of hands has proven to be very efficient. We have highly skilled trainers who are capable of establishing their expertise and make the children understand better.
. Creating the opportunity for specially abled children/Adults to become self-reliant:
Special educators are very sincere towards their responsibility because they know they will play a major role in the future of the person with special needs; their work will offer specially abled persons a chance for a better life with self-reliance, food security and an improved quality of life.
Specially abled children/adults have access to a range of training opportunities and acquire marketable skills, decent work (waged employment or self-employment) and income.
Gender neutrality is maintained.
These children have access to support services -vocational guidance, placement services, assistive devices and adapted equipment
They have access to advanced skills development opportunities required to progress in their work.
Development of personal skills including self-esteem, personality development, positive thinking, motivation, goal-setting, problem-solving, decision-making, time management and stress management.
Incorporation of coping mechanisms including how to deal with: sexuality, shyness, loneliness, depression, fear, anger, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, failure, criticism, conflict and change.
Inculcating fitness for a job including leadership, team work, career guidance and the work environment.