Graduation Ceremony of ‘ABLE’ Programme
Published On: 16th May, 2018
SNS Foundation partnered the American India Foundation to conduct the ‘ABLE’ (Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment) programme in Gurugram.
The programme focused on providing skill development training to enhance the employability of youth with speech and hearing impairments. SNSF has trained >300 such youth, of which >200 are working in the hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors. The year 2017 was special one for the SNS Foundation as it was able to bring the e-commerce behemoth, Amazon India, on board for hiring ‘ABLE’ graduates. By the end of the first year, ~20 ‘ABLE’ graduates were working in four warehouses of Amazon at Tauru and Bilaspur (Haryana), Okhla (Delhi) and Jaipur (Rajasthan). The graduation ceremony of ‘ABLE’ in January 2018 was graced by the presence of several dignitaries from Amazon India. It also saw the participation of the main sponsors, American India Foundation as well as co-sponsors ANAND CY Myutec Automotive and Dana Anand India. ~20 graduates received their course completion certificates from the various dignitaries and shared their experience of being a beneficiary of the ‘ABLE’ programme. The chief attraction of the event was a bharatanatyam performance by ‘ABLE’ graduate, Banavath Rayamallu. He is presently working in the F&B department of Lemon Tree Hotels, Aero City (New Delhi).