[AI] Fw: India: New career options for visually challenged.
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Mon Jul 30 11:04:51 EDT 2007
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Subject: India: New career options for visually challenged.
> India: New career options for visually challenged.
> Economic Times - India
> 23 Jul, 2007.
> NEW DELHI: With beauty and personal care sector coming up as one of the
> fastest-growing in India, it is also offering a chance for the visually
> to break the traditional mould and look for new career opportunities.
> Some 50 visually challenged people have undergone training in therapeutic
> massage since the Blind Relief Association, New Delhi, started a course in
> with the Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC) Institute three years ago.
> "It is a vocational course mainly aimed at imparting scientific training
> the blind in massaging and body therapy techniques to help them become
> says A David, the project manager of the Association who designed the
> course, open for both men and women who passed eighth standard with
> as one
> of the subjects.
> Covering relaxation and therapeutic massage, pressure point massage and
> aromatherapy, the three-month course is recognised by the VLCC, which
> imparts training
> to the instructors and awards certificate to the students.
> Four batches have passed out since the course was started in 2004, and
> some 15 visually impaired students are working independently, several have
> opened their own massage parlours, providing jobs to others, says Rampal
> Singh, who is working as an instructor. The Association is also providing
> and placement assistance.
> "We are imparting the training free of cost to equip the visually
> to make a career for themselves," Yogesh Sethi, the CEO of VLCC Health
> Ltd, says.
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