Sadik Masih Initiatives: Skill Development Training Programme for Manual Scavengers inaugurated and started on Friday, 24th August, 2018 at DC Office Complex, Nand Nagri, Opposite Gagan Cinema, Delhi- 110093
The Skill Development Training Programme was inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. Shri Shatrughan Sinha, Former Union Minister, Govt. of India&Member of Parliament. The other Dignitaries were:
Mr. Manish Sisodia, Dy. Chief Minister, Govt. of Delhi
Mr. R.P. Gautam, Minister Social Welfare, Govt. of Delhi
Mr. Dilip Pandey, Delhi AAP President,
Mr. Indu Prakash Singh, Social Activist
Mr. Sushant Aggarwal (Skill Development Manager and Activist from ActionAid)
Mr. Vinay Kumar Stephen, Chief Functionary, Sadik Masih Medical Social Servant Society, NGO Training Partner of this skill development training programme.
Mrs. Bimla, Mahila Pragati Manch
Ms. GirijaSahu, Centre for Advocacy & Research
The august assembly was welcomed and addressed by District Magistrate, Shahdara, Delhi.
Objective of the Skill Development Training:
Skill training will enable manual scavengers to take up alternate sources of livelihood, like working as a Housekeeper in hospital, restaurant, hotel and any office.
They will be free from caste-based occupation involving manual removal of untreated human excreta from bucket toilets of pit latrines.
They will be safeguarded from several diseases i.e. Diarrhea, Encephalitis, Gastroenteritis, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis and harmful sewage gases.