Thursday, 15 May 2014


With Vadodara emerging as a commercial and IT hub, can growth and development be far behind. A growing economy only implies the growth in spending needs and aspirations of individual thus enhancing the scope of retail sector and employment levels. And whenever there is an opportunity in retail employment, Pankh always has the best solution.

Taking its flight forward, Pankh (an initiative by TRRAIN & Youth 4 Jobs Foundation) in partnership with Society for the Training & Vocational Rehabilitation of the Disabled (SEVATIRTH) launched its first program in Vadodara. The program aims to empower the youth to break from the shackles of helplessness and become independent and self-sustained. The training will see 30 youth, between the age group of 18-29 suffering from either or both orthopedic and hearing disabilities, trained in the various aspects of retail. Not only training, but Pankh also endeavor is to create livelihood to all our trained youth. We have achieved 100 percent placements till date. Pankh plans to train and employ 150 students across 5 sessions in this financial year.

This centre will not only cater to the local students but is open to youth from Ankleshwar, Bharuch, Surat, Valsad and Vapi.  This centre reflects TRRAIN’s commitment to create sustainable livelihoods for PwD and also promote inclusive growth in retail sector. For the convenience of the students coming from adjoining areas, free accommodation will be provided at Sevatirth.

This is the second Pankh centre in Gujarat, with the first being operated from Ahmedabad in partnership with Blind People Association (BPA). The centre came into existence on December, 2013 and has trained 24 students with an additional 22 students undergoing training at present.

The first training batch is scheduled to start on May 19th at Sevatirth. 

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