Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
Training volunteers to teach entrepreneurship development
Naman Seva Samiti is an NGO focusing on supporting socially excluded groups in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Its ‘Ujjawal’ (light) project promotes disability-inclusive income generation programmes so that people with disabilities can become economically independent. Volunteers in rural communities are identified and trained to lead community-driven income-generating initiatives. From 2015 to 2020, nearly 26,000 people had received support, 7,000 of whom were people with disabilities.
“I started an inclusive organic farming business, which is helping me build a future for my family.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative|
|Organisation:||Naman Seva Samiti|
|India – Betul, Madhya Pradesh|
|Sub-Category||A project of Civil Society|