Disabled youth in Meghalaya to get training in making shoes

Disabled and unemployed youth in Meghalaya, will be designing shoes for people with orthopaedic problems.

The shoe-making unit, set up by the Roilang Livelihood Academy of Bethany Society, has been set up with the help of funding from Germany.

The unit will make specially-designed footwear for people who have various foot-related problems. It will also make regular shoes and other leather products. The aim is to develop the job skills of disabled youths. The footwear made will also include leprosy sandals.

Meghalaya has 44,317 people with disabilities, of whom 6,980 people are visually impaired and 12,353 are deaf.

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