At NDS, the New Year started with renewed energy, a promise of new targets to achieve and new benchmarks to be set. The first month of the year had 52 new students getting enrolled for different courses at NDS taking our current student strength to 404. Also 20 students from NDS found placements in Agro Tech Foods and Jawed Habib salon, the renowned hairstylist, taking the total employment to 276
Here is a brief overview of our outreach:
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Our larger vision is to be the lighthouse for the Deaf community in India.
We took a step in this direction when NDS went Pan India with placements when 11 NDS students joined for on the job training at Agro Tech Foods. This training which commenced at different locations of Delhi-NCR, and continued for 15 days concluded with all joining at their respective work places in different parts of India like Orissa, Chennai, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Haryana.
Again later in the month we connected with a Deaf organization in Hyderabad and helped train and employ 6 youth in Agro Tech Foods in various parts of Andhra Pradesh. A two day sensitization and training program was carried out in Hyderabad itself. Our Program Manager, Preeti Dhingra, together with team from Agro Tech Foods conducted initial sensitization and sign language orientation for the Agro employees who would work with the deaf. On the second day the candidates were trained about various Agro products and their job responsibilities. The training was carried out through a presentation and video conference in which a deaf working at Agro Tech Foods, Gurgaon communicated and explained the job responsibilities to the trainees in Hyderabad.
After proving their caliber in various sectors such as hospitality, IT, packaging, retailing, merchandising, designing etc., this month our students got an opportunity to prove their mettle in a new job profile. Sarthak, an NGO, provided a link and facilitated employment for 5 of our students who were selected to work at Javed Habib salon. These selected students will undergo training in hair cutting and styling and henceforth get employed based on their performance during the training.
NDS organized a visit to National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi for these students,-where Anish Kapoor, a world renowned artist, displayed his works. The students got a chance to study the artist’s sculptural works alongside a large group of architectural models. The students could learn about new concepts and perspectives which they can incorporate in their future works. This was one of the exposure visits which NDS organizes from time to time for its students.