Thiruvananthapuram : In a novel initiative, higher secondary students, who are inmates of Nirbhaya shelter homes in Kerala, will be trained under Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) to develop their skills and increase employability.
It is also planned to install a library at each shelter home which can be re-fabricated and to provide two bicycles for each shelter home for the benefit of the inmates.
“Skill training for inmates of Nirbhaya homes under ASAP is based on a special order by education secretary Usha Titus. On October 24 education minister C Raveendranath launched the scheme. The bicycles are sponsored by IT@school, which had offered training in soft skills for the home inmates,” said social justice department (SJD) officials.
Kerala Mahila Samakhya Society (KMSS) director P E Usha said that DC Books has offered 250 books for each of the eight Nirbhaya shelter homes under KMSS.
“To educate, update and motivate the inmates, we are organizing quiz programmes every month. Last Saturday, the student inmates of Nirbhaya homes performed well at the higher secondary school quiz. Many are good at quiz, arts and sports,” Usha said.
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