DAC begins a project towards empowering the differently-abled to find employment

24 May, 2024

Different Art Centre (DAC) has initiated a new employment empowerment project for differently-abled children at its campus. The project named IMAGE (Initiative for Mentoring Amiable Graphics and Editing) got kickstarted with a graphic design and video editing training programme, in collaboration with Toonz Academy. 

The project is being implemented with the aim of enabling the differently abled to start their own enterprises, thereby opening new avenues towards ensuring income and becoming self-sufficient. The project also aims at ensuring employment opportunities for those who successfully complete the training.

Dr. Ratan U. Kelkar IAS, Information Technology Secretary, who inaugurated the training programme at a function held at Different Art Centre on Friday, said that the government is providing all kinds of incentives to startups for the differently-abled. He termed IMAGE as an innovative training scheme that would prove of help to the differently-abled in their quest to finding employment opportunities. 

In the first phase, around 20 differently-abled people are being trained at the DAC. Expert faculties from Toonz Academy led the training programme. Vinod AS, Toonz Academy Vice President, Ajit Kumar C, Centre Team Head, Shemin, Faculty Member, Gopinath Muthukad, Executive Director, DAC, Dr. Anil Nair, Intervention Director, Sunilraj CK, Manager, DAC, and others participated in the ceremony.