People with disabilities constitute sizeable group in our society. Due to unequal opportunities available, majority of this vulnerable group of society is left unemployed or under-employed and poorly educated. Taare Zameen Par (TZP) which was started in 2008 empowers this sizeable group of differently abled youth by providing a platform for their economic self-reliance. Under this project, Sun Foundation is currently running 3 skill development centres in Delhi for differently abled young adults who can and want to work. The Foundation is committed to help these young adults to secure a job and earn their own living and feel valued and have a sense of purpose in life. It is noteworthy that TZP’s skill development courses are extended to the beneficiaries absolutely free of cost.
Various courses being conducted at TZP centres are Textile Designing, Graphic Designing, Drafting & Stitching, English Speaking, Physiotherapy and Computer Basics. The package of courses in each centre is designed keeping in view the interests of the beneficiaries. The skill development centres conduct training courses of 6 months to 1 year duration on regular basis throughout the year. After successful completionof the course, students are awarded a certificate by Sun Foundation. Since its inception in 2008, 710 students have received vocational training up to 15th August, 2015 at four centres of TZP.
In November 2009, Sun Foundation entered into an agreement with Asha Kiran Rehabilitation Centre, an initiative of Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) where Sun Foundation provided financial support to AWWA for rehabilitation of differently abled youth belonging to families of defence and civilians.