~ differently-abled students graduate from vocational training centre- Taare Zameen Par ~
New Delhi, 20th February, 2010:
Sun Foundation felicitated its differently-abled achievers today at the graduating ceremony of ‘Taare Zameen Par’-Vocational Training Centre set up by the foundation held at National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi. On this occasion, five outstanding youth with special abilities were awarded with medals, certificates and cash prizes for their exemplary achievements on national and international level in their field of activities. Chief Minister of Delhi, Mrs. Sheila Dixit graced the occasion with her august presence. The event was livened up by a vivid cultural programme including a Bhangra performance, orchestra, aerobics and an exhibition of products crafted by special children.
People with disabilities constitute a sizeable group in our society encompassing more than medical aspects of physical and sensory conditions. Due to unequal opportunities available, majority of this vulnerable group of society is left unemployed or under-employed and poorly educated. This is a great hindrance in their path to be participants in society with rights and responsibilities like everyone else.
On the occasion, Vikramjit Singh Sahney, Chairman, Sun Foundation said-“These children are really talented and all they need is some love and support from people. It is a pleasure to award youth like these who prove to us time and again that disability is not an inability. They have attained an exemplary status in society by turning around their adverse conditions to their advantage with sheer determination and courage. This is just a drop in the ocean. There is a lot more to do and we will continue our movement with unwavering faith.”
Inception of Taare Zameen Par “; “Asha Kiran-Taare Zameen Par, a joint venture with AWWA” & “Employment:”
Asha Kiran-Taare Zameen Par, a joint venture with AWWA: The foundation is progressing very steadily with a joint venture with AWWA for the same cause of empowering the special youth through the vocational training programmes.
Employment: Sun Foundation is taking initiative to not only train but aiming to gainfully employ these youth to the best of its capacity.
Inception of Taare Zameen Par :
Sun Foundation started the programme ‘Taare Zameen Par’ in the year 2008 with the prime objective of giving free vocational training to disabled youth in their efforts to In the past two years, the institute has trained over hundred such students. It is our dream to train differently abled and underprivileged sections of the society on a platform to prove that “Nothing is Impossible.”
Vision & Mission
To create an inclusive, barrier free and rights based society where people with disabilities will be treated with dignity in the spirit equality and social justice.
Aims and Objectives:
Empower and mainstream people with disabilities.
Equal opportunities to people with disabilities so that they can lead a life of equality and dignity.
Develop human resources from people with disabilities.
Segregation to Inclusion to Empowerment: These special youth are being trained to pave a path for themselves and move from segregation to inclusion; from inclusion to step up to empowerment.
Dress Making & Designing
Drafting and tailoring
Paper craft etc
Taare Zameen Par has put up impressive exhibition cum sale of the various Lifestyle products created by the students of Taare Zameen Par on a few occasions. The products included in these exhibitions are variously hand printed and dyed table placemats and napkins, cushion covers, T-shirts, head scarves, hand towels, eco friendly bags, gift boxes etc. Also on display is the graphic designing work created by our Graphic Designing Students. Creating beautifully with own hands, a personal touch to each product makes them commercially viable. The proceeds of the sale is always disbursed to the students who make the products.