India is home to 2.7 crore specially-abled individuals according to the 2011 Census. But several specially-abled people who wish to be self-sufficient, find it difficult to get an opportunity to prove themselves despite several government schemes being in place.
To address the issue, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Inclusive Divyangjan Entrepreneur Association (IDEA) has organised Divya Kaushal fair on December 2nd and 3rd organised at Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Dwarka, Delhi.
NSDC is a public-private partnership working under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Established in 2009, NSDC aims to promote skill development by catalyzing the creation of large, quality and for–profit vocational institutions. It provides funding to enterprises, companies and organizations to build scalable and profitable vocational training initiatives. The organization is mandated to create and nurture a sustainable support system focussing on capacity development, quality assurance, information systems and market intelligence.
And, IDEA, was formed in March 2019, as a platform to work on livelihood opportunities for persons with disabilities and enterprises that work with PwDs. IDEA focuses on creating entrepreneurship and employment for PwDs. IDEA focuses on creating entrepreneurship and employment for PWDs. The promoting organizations are working with PWDs (promoting enterprises and/or creating employment) and led by PWDs. The mission of IDEA is to enhance employment opportunities, economic and personal well-being and independence to make them self-sustained and contributing members of our society. The goal of IDEA is to create 5,000 Divyangjan (specially-abled) entrepreneurs and employment for 1,00,000 PwD/Divyangjan in next five years (by 2024).
Divya Kaushal fair endeavours to create unlimited opportunities for Divyangjan. It will provide a platform to connect for employment, self-employment opportunities, entrepreneurship and training.
The theme of Divya Kaushal 2019 will be Guru Shishya (Mentor-Mentee), honouring India’s knowledge imparting legacy. The job fair will provide suitable job opportunities for Divyangjan and create a forum for companies to interview and select the workforce.
It will also give opportunities for interaction among companies, candidates and facilitation agencies to understand how they can make it better. Registration will be done offline through forms, online through a portal, and helpline number. On the spot registration facility will also possible.
An ‘Ability Expo’ will be held parallel to the job fair to bring together all stakeholders to create interaction, learning and partnership opportunities. Stakeholders include government bodies under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, NHFDC, NGOs/Nonprofits/Trusts/Societies/Individuals representing PwD groups, Education & Training, Support Services, etc.
The Logical Indian as an awareness partner for NSDC and IDEA invites you to actively participate to make this Divya Kaushal fair a successful event for candidates, employers, social entrepreneurs, funding agencies and government agencies. The idea of the job fair is to help you hire persons with disabilities, offer franchisee and other business opportunities, connect with like-minded organisations, and also exhibit your case studies. For online registration please click here.
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