SDN Trust and DEPwD sign MoU to skill 25 lakh PwDs by 2022

Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) [Ministry of Social justice & Empowerment (MSJE)] and Wadhwani Foundations Skills Development Network Trust recently announced a strategic partnership with a vision to provide training and employment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Lov Verma, Secretary, DEPwD and Ajay Mohan Goel, Trustee, SDN Trust signed the MOU.

The partnership aims at using technology to create scalability for training and employment of 500,000 PwDs in three years, with overall target of 25,00,000 by year 2022. To achieve this goal, Skills Development Network Trust has committed to co-invest an amount of between Rs. 12 Crores to Rs. 60 Crores during the next four years, by leveraging the Government funding in the ratio of 1:10.

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