VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION BY CSR FUNDS

 

          In a unique initiative of CRC Kozhikode facilitated by the District Legal Services Authority Secretary Shri. R.L. Baiju CJM, CRC-K could mobilize CSR fund to set up a vocational rehabilitation therapy unit. The inauguration of VT unit was done by Shri. U V Jose IAS, District Collector in the presence of Shri. RL Baiju, CJM & Secretary, DLSA, Smt. Saramma T.P, District Social Welfare Officer, Shri. Pareeth Kannankandy, MD Kannankandy Sales corporation, Shri. Muhammed Rafi, Area Sales Manager LG Electronics Kerala, Shri. Jospeh Rubellow Superintendent Boys Home and Shri. Prakashan K, Superintendent HMDC.

     The Vocational Rehabilitation Therapy unit, established with the CSR funds of M/s. Kannankandy Sales Corporation, Kozhikode & LG Electronics, Kerala and co-operation of the Social Justice Dept., Govt. of Kerala; in the State Govt. allotted building in the Social Welfare Complex at Vellimadukunnu.  As first phase, Soap making and paper cover making units will function in the centre.

ACCESS AUDIT AS PART OF ACCESSIBLITY INDIA CAMPAIGN

          Accessibility is about giving equal access to everyone. Without being able to access the facilities and services found in the communities, persons with disabilities will never be fully included.

        An accessible physical environment benefits everyone, not just persons with disabilities. Measures are to be undertaken to eliminate obstacles and barriers to indoor and outdoor facilities including schools, medical facilities, workplaces and all public places. These would include not only buildings, but also footpaths, curb cuts, and obstacles that block the flow of pedestrian traffic. CRC-K in association with District Administration, Kozhikode is embarking upon a unique initiative of Access Audit in Kozhikode district.

     Objective of the project is to enhance the proportion of accessible government buildings and Public Transport in Kozhikode district. This will be accomplished by the cooperation of CPWD, State PWD, 500 plus NSS volunteers of various Engineering Colleges in the district, NGOs, other voluntary organizations, LSGD and public participation.