My future goals

13 May

I have been working in the field of social and civic organizations for the past 10 years.My experience in working in this sector has convinced me that twhen the charity dollars run out, the mission of addressing the problems of the deprieved class, and improving their socio-economic conditions becomes a a very diificult task. Hence the concept of social entrepreunership, is a very sustainable option, as it creates a win-win situation.For the past 5 years, I am working for the rehabilitation and training for independent living of the persons with disabilities, especially the persons with mild and moderate mental retardation.Unlike the other category of persons with disabilities, the persons with mental retardation have more challenges to face, firstly as this is a permenant feature, and by virtue of the nature of this disability, they are more prone to social discrimination.The existenance of the various provisions like UNCRPD and the PWD Act in India, had not achieved much for enabling equal rights for them. We have been working to empower them for independent living by providing them vocational training and rehabilitating them through their acquired skills.Many of the persons we have trained either start working with some firms, or set up their own small time businesses. Not many banks/ or lenders are available who are willing to finance their ventures.Hence, i would like to explore the possibilities of micro financing this category of persons, there by providing them a means to live an independent life.I have a life goal of commiting my services for the betterment of the quality of life of the deprieved class of people, and as part of this, my near future goal is to develop and implement viable and sustainable models for rehabilitation of persons with mental retardation.


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