Spark Minda Foundation established Divyang Shashaktikaran Kendra in Maharastra
Sark Minda Foundation, CSR wing of Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has a vision to build a sustainable society through improving the quality of life, protecting the planet through affirmative action and establish integrated and inclusive growth of people and environment. To ensure sustainability to the lives of Persons with Disability through ensuring their mobility, Spark Minda Foundation has installed “Empowerment Centre for Divyangs” under its program called Saksham.
The main objective of this centre is: –
- To provide Accessible and Assistive Technology to Person with Disabilities (PWDs)
- Skilling facilitation for PWDs
- On Job Trainings in different Manufacturing Functions
- Employment linkage in the Industry
- Providing assistance in getting Disability Certificate
Sarika Minda, Chairperson, Spark Minda Foundation. Dignitaries and representative from government also participated and acknowledged Ms. Sarika Minda for this unique Program. The center aims at providing prosthetic and orthotic devices to 250 Divyangs annually. It will also be facilitating in employment of 150 Divyangs by imparting them skills with either on-job trainings or vocational trainings. The center will also help in getting disability certificates to 250 Divyangs annually. This center also aims to organize job fairs in collaboration with its partners and other like minded Organizations. The Saksham Center has received tremendous support from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) and welfare department of PMC and PCMC. This Center will cater particularly to the rural districts of Maharastra, where all such facilities will be provided free of cost. Spark Minda Foundation is further exploring possibilities of collaboration in different districts of the state. Under Saksham program, Spark Minda Foundation has till date benefitted 3727 PWDs with assistive technology by organizing Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Indonesia and Noida. Also, Spark Minda, Ashok Minda Group has employed 215 PWDs in different factory locations.
Mr. Ashok Minda, Group CEO has envisioned to benefit 7000 PWDs with fitments and 1000 PWDs with employment by FY 2020 and this center will facilitate in achieving PWDs life’s sustainability with dignity.