Collage of persons with disability in self employment activities such as pottery, kirana shop, sericulture.

Entrepreneurship Development

Career opportunities for persons with disability living in rural areas

In the self-employment and entrepreneurship model, the idea is to empower people with disabilities on starting their own businesses through training and linking them with banks. Based on what is required to enable persons with disability in rural areas, the entrepreneurship development program for persons with disability has evolved. There are 56 trades / occupations such as dairy farming, mobile repair, sheep rearing, kirana shops and others that we have identified for persons with disability in rural areas. EnAble India works in partnership with RUDSETI and RSETI in different districts of Karnataka.

To supplement the efforts of Ministry of Skill Development and Departments of Empowerment for Persons with Disability, this model needs to be scaled to the national level. We have approached the National Academy of RUDSETI for entering into a memorandum of understanding to partner with them to conduct training programs across the country for persons with disability. RUDSETI has more than 540 institutes for training and development of Entrepreneurship at rural level. They have the residential infrastructure for housing these training institutes.

A curriculum for training of persons with disability has been developed, which is already approved by the National Academy of RUDSETI. This curriculum has been used and has both the components of disability as well as entrepreneurship development.

Besides this organisation, likeminded organizations working or aspiring to work for the Entrepreneurship development of persons with disability are welcome.

Capacity building, awareness and sensitization for the faculty would be provided. Various modules for self-employment are shared and the best practices and models for credit linkages and support systems are developed.

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