Anusha who suffers from hearing impairment is one of the victims of gender biases coupled with discrimination against persons with disability depriving them their basic right to work.
In this age, Assistive technology can enable & empower women with disability to get an equal opportunity in terms of career. But like Anusha, many do not have access to assistive technology and hence are deprived of such opportunity of decent job & life of dignity.
Dr Reddy’s Foundation is committed to place women with disability in an inclusive workplace by
100% of proceeds from your donation will go towards the Assistive Technology support program. Dr.Reddy’s Foundation helps women with disabilities gain access to assistive or adaptive aids and devices to improve their daily lives by providing financial support to cover the cost.
Shilpa, today works.
However, life hasn’t been easy for her. There were many roadblocks that she had to overcome. She had lost her hearing senses in her early age and her childhood was lost in silence.
Braving against all odds, she didn’t give up on her dream of working and supporting her family. She learned sign language to communicate – but that too didn’t help much when it came to discussions, preparing for classes. Her world was still silent.
Her life changed with the help of assistive technology. Armed with the power to listen and with her skills and hard work, soon rose to a position where she could financially support her family.
Dr.Reddy’s Foundation was founded in 1996, to enhance the dignity and well-being of socially and economically vulnerable people. We develop and test innovative solutions to address complex social problems and leverage partnerships to scale up impact. We work with Children, Youth (including Persons with Disabilities) Women and Households acros 20 states in India.
Our 60-day program focuses on core employability skills and preps PwD youth to face job interviews with confidence. GROW’S emphasis is on affordable high-quality training and most centres have residential facilities. Our highly competent and PwD certified staff ensure that these young students get placements in an inclusive workspace, which is possible because of the active sensitization drive conductged by the PwD team in partnership with Skill Council for Persons with Disability (SCPwD) and other leaders in the industry.