BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Oct 31: Defying darkness, differently-abled students of Sishu Sarothi, an NGO, are all set to be self-reliant with vocatiol training they are being imparted.
Speaking to this reporter, Programme Mager of Shisu Sarothi, Emilly Dey, said, “We’ve introduced a vocatiol training programme for the former students of Shisu Sarothi. The pass-outs who are more than 16 years old are being enrolled for this programme. We’re showing and teaching them different ways to earn their livelihood.”
“We faced a lot of challenges to bring up our first batch for this programme. Sometimes it was lack of confidence in them that they can’t do anything in life, sometimes the lack of parental support. We started our first batch of vocatiol training with just 24 out of the 60 pass-outs. But, we’re very happy to see that this current batch of 44 students. As paper is the safest thing for them, we’ve started training them to make decorative paper bags.”
However, vocatiol coorditor of the school, Anindita Gogoi said, “It’s a three-year project where we’re planning to make at least 160 differently-abled students self-reliant. This year we’ve also brought students of Government Deaf and Dumb School, Kahilipara to take part in this programme. Our main objective is to bring a ray of hope in them who have lost all hope of normal living.”