Updates on Disability to Stability project for the half year ending 30.6.19

The three-year project being implemented in four blocks of Tiruvallur district was started 1st January 2018 and entered its second year in January 2019. The brief half yearly report provides updates on the project for the half year ending 30.6.2019.

The number of special groups of persons with Disability increased from 121 to 142 and the number of PwDs enrolled in groups rose to 1318 from 1173 during the half year. PwDs having National ID cards which is the essential document for the disabled people to have access to government schemes increased from 870 to 1046. Presently 87 groups have bank accounts compared to 76 at the beginning of the year.

Skill training

During the half year CRUSADE started two batches of six months tailoring training for the special group members – One in Ellapuram & another in Gummidipoondi block. The training in Gummidipoondi was started around March where 18 PwDs are undergoing the training. The Ellapuram centre started earlier in January has completed the training end June with 11 (7 women) completing the course successfully. All the 11 were given Sewing machines fitted with motor on July 1st in a meeting attended by Local leaders (See photo). The NCSC for Differently Abled, Ministry of Labor, Government of India will distribute certificates to them after assessing their skill. The skill training activity is fully supported by Flextronics company under their CSR allocation.

VPRC grants/loans

Cumulatively so far 30 Special groups have obtained RF of Rs 15,000 each – Rs 450,000. Additionally 94 group members were given VPRC (Village Poverty Eradication Committee) loans of total Rs 910,000 for income generating and other purposes.

PPI loans

During the half year PPI ( Pudumai Pengal Iyakkam) , the Federation WSHGs provided loans to 22 group members of Rs 320,000 for income generation, housing, children education and medical purposes.

Jothi - 14.7.19