To develop the Global Resource Centre (GRC), Amazon.in partnered with Sarthak Education Trust, a renowned non-profit organisation that advocates for people with disabilities (PWDs). The center’s mission is to empower those with disabilities throughout India. It was opened in the presence of Hon. Vice President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Amazon’s partnership with Sarthak Education Trust (SET) advances disability inclusion and empowerment. Collaboration transforms, and the Global Resource Centre will have a global influence. GRC will serve as a hub for specialised training, assistive technologies, mentorship, and job placement in Gurugram, Haryana. Inclusion will be a hallmark of the GRC, which will provide a wide range of resources for those with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Locomotor disabilities. Amazon’s technology and Sarthak’s disability skill development, training, and job placement capabilities are used in this collaboration.
“This initiative signifies a giant leap towards inclusivity,” said Hon’ble Vice President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar. “By offering invaluable resources and opportunities to people with disabilities, the GRC reflects our nation’s commitment to creating a society where everyone can contribute meaningfully. I commend corporates for their vision and dedication to fostering empowerment and embracing diversity.”
The GRC’s effective programmes will build capacity in technology, e-commerce, logistics, and more to equip disabled people for the digital economy. An essential aspect of the programme, the Rozgarsarthi app matches disabled candidates with Amazon and other opportunities. Amazon also teaches disabled persons English, offers mobile devices, up to INR 20,000 per month, and helps with travel and lodging.
Abhinav Singh, VP of Customer Fulfilment, Amazon Transportation Services, Global Specialty Fulfilment, and Supply Chain at Amazon India, said, “The launch of the Global Resource Center marks a significant milestone in our commitment to empowering people with disabilities worldwide. This collaboration with Sarthak Education Trust will provide them with the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in today’s digital economy. We are proud to play a part in creating a more inclusive and accessible world for all.”
Dr. Jitender Aggarwal, Founder & CEO of Sarthak further added, “”Our Vision 2027 includes Empowerment of 10 Million PwDs across India, Sustainable Employment & Entrepreneurship for 0.2 Million skilled Youth with Disabilities, Expanding the CSO partner network under IDEA with 1000 partners; Supporting organizations in 50 developing countries; State-of-the-Art Global Resource Center in Gurugram and Hosting the 11th International Abilympics in India in 2027.Our strategic shift to focus on Tier 2-3 cities and in-house training aims to bridge the gap between demand and availability of skilled people with disabilities. We are determined to place 7500 people with disabilities including in Amazon India and other corporates next year, aligning with our mission of creating inclusive opportunities and empowering every individual, regardless of location.”
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