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Workshop by Cheshire Home Young Voices Group aims to to educate college youth about RPWD Act & more

Lack of awareness about the RPWD Act 2016 comes in the way of its proper understanding and utilisation. The Mumbai's Cheshire Home Young Voices Group wants to change that through campaigns among the youth.

Young Voices, an initiative of the Mumbai Cheshire Home is made up of youth with disabilities from various walks of life. It is collaborating with the Human Rights Law Network, for a one-day workshop on 13 October called 'Capacity Building Workshop for Person with Disabilities'.

The workshop is for college freshers or first year graduates with disabilities from across Mumbai and aims to give them a basic idea about important topics. This is mainly to do with the provisions of the Rights to Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 and the Right To Information Act

The workshop will also help the youths with disabilities understand the benefits of self-employment and they will be told about the various government schemes for disabled people.

Akash Nimbalkar, Founder-President Tritiya Netra Samaj Kalyan Association, who is associated with Young Voices, says that making youth aware of the provisions of the RPWD Act 2016 is critical.

It is important for the young people to know about their rights so that they can protect their own rights and also help others. We want the youth to be aware of the various benefits and rights of people with disabilities in the country. It is also important for them to understand that for people with disabilities, self-employment is a great option for being financially independent. - Akash Nimbalkar, Member, Young Voices

The workshop is free for all and will be held at Cheshire Home in "We are hoping to make changes in the way people with disabilities exercise their rights by helping them understand more about them. The young students are the future generations and we can bring about a lot of positive changes in the society with their involvement," says Raju Waghmare, organiser.

Prior registration is necessary to take part in the workshop. Call Akash Nimbalkar on 9686157148, Gurunath Waghmare on 9833860960, Sachin Singh 9769483374 to book your seat.

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