Disability Training Program at Tata Steel Mining’s SABAL Center in Sukinda | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha
Bhubaneswar: As part of the capacity building initiative of the Tata Steel Foundation (TSF), the SABAL center in Sukinda organized a training program for Anganwadi workers from neighboring villages around the mines of Tata Steel Mining Limited (TSML) in Sukinda.
Training at SABAL, a TSF initiative to create a Platform for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), focused on identifying PwDs and raising awareness of various central and state government programs for them, including certification of disability. Anganwadi workers from Kansa, Ransol and Kaliapani Gram Panchayats from Sukinda Block had participated. The occasion was graced by Sanjukta Kanungo, Child Development Project Manager, Sukinda Block and Haridrumat Behera, Deputy General Manager (Underground Mining), TSML.
This is the second level workshop after the successful completion of the initial training in the month of February 2022. To date, more than 50 workers from Anganwadi and Asha have undergone such trainings at the center. The next step is to identify people with disabilities who need an assessment and help them with a disability certificate, unique disability ID card, pension and facilitate access to other government schemes.
The SABAL center in Sukinda has been operational since December 2021 and in a short time it has identified more than 100 disabled people from different panchayats in the Sukinda block. It plans to offer various courses in the future on the train-the-trainer program, disability awareness workshops, digital literacy program, career awareness workshops, basic computer course, training to employability and similar needs-based initiatives, apart from its ongoing work on connecting people with disabilities to government social initiatives.
The Tata Steel Foundation launched SABAL – Dignity Through Ability – with the aim of creating a platform for people with disabilities through a participatory ecosystem and inclusive infrastructure that enables skills acquisition, employability and empowerment. financial independence. The first such center was launched at Tata Steel’s Noamundi unit in 2017 with Enable India as its knowledge partner.