Thursday, December 7, 2023

Ghaghidih Observation Home launches vocational training to empower teenagers

Jamshedpur: In an effort to guide and empower teenagers residing at Ghaghidih Observation Home, vocational training programs have been initiated, focusing on paper bag, envelope, and file making. This three-month training program is being conducted by Chirag Technical and Computer Academy (CTCA), in collaboration with the District Administration and District Child Protection Unit. The inaugural session witnessed the presence of key figures including District Social Welfare Officer  Sandhya Rani, District Child Protection Officer Dr. Chanchal Kumari, Observation Home Superintendent Madan Kumar Patel, Protection Officer Institutional Care Ravi Shastri, CTCA Director and Trainer Deepak Kumar Srivastava, and Gopal Rao.
As District Social Welfare Officer Sandhya Rani and DCPO Dr. Chanchal Kumari inaugurated the file-making machine during the event, District Social Welfare Officer  Sandhya Rani emphasized the primary goal of this training. She stated that the primary objective is to nurture the development of teenagers within the observation home and provide them with a pathway to employment. These children, who have ended up at the observation home due to mistakes made unknowingly, often miss out on their studies. Therefore, efforts are made to ensure their education and well-being while they are under care, preventing them from being led astray. The intention is to equip them with skills so that upon leaving the Juvenile Observation Home, they possess the capabilities for legitimate employment or self-employment, steering them away from unlawful activities. Sandhya Rani also mentioned that if the paper bag and file making training proves successful, similar vocational training initiatives will be explored.
CTCA Director and Instructor Deepak Kumar Srivastava provided insights into the significance and practicality of paper bag, file, and envelope production in today’s world. He highlighted the growing market demand for paper bags and emphasized that this is an area where individuals can establish their own low-cost enterprises after acquiring essential skills. Moreover, this endeavor can become a source of income for the entire family, promoting self-sufficiency among the teenagers.

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