Sankara Eye Hospital in association with Young Indians organized a daylong workshop to enhance employability among visually impaired
Bengaluru, December 22, 2017: 49 students from across Bangalore District participated in a day long workshop, “Being Ready” organized by the Department of Vision Rehabilitation, Sankara Eye Hospital Bangalore in association with Young Indians, Bangalore Chapter of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a non-government, not-for-profit, organization playing a proactive role in India’s development process. The workshop looked at empowering the students with soft skills and language training.
Government schemes, effective communication skills and similar areas, that will help the students aspire for better job opportunities were focused upon. The workshop also helped in creating awareness about safety from abuse at work place. Dr. Kaushik Murali, President Sankara Eye Foundation & Chair Young Indians CII Bangalore Chapter said, “We hope this interactive format has strengthened the resolve of these students to aspire and join the workforce”.
Speaking at the inauguration Mr. Vikram Chaudhury, Sankara Eye Hospital shared, “Sankara Eye Hospital is a one stop care provider for people with vision impairment. Over the past few years we have strengthened our Vision Rehabilitation Department to provide support and skills to those who are blind to lead a full life and contribute effectively to society”
An interactive session on communication by Savitha Reddy, Founder Inlingua and Young Indians Member, exposed the students to the 7C’s of communication namely clarity, conciseness, completeness, courtesy, consideration, concreteand correctness. Further sessions looked at confidence building among students. The workshop culminated with a panel discussion by industry experts from Microsoft India, SAP Labs, Lemon Tree Hotels and Sankara Eye Hospital.
Sharada Chair Masoom Young Indians Bangalorespoke about the event and said “Our intention was to blend topics that would help them become not only employable but confident citizens of India. This workshop is as part of our Young Indians – Masoom initiative that looks at preventing abuse in children & young adults”
About Sankara Eye Hospital:
Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik.
Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com)
About Young Indians- CII
Young Indians (Yi) comprises professionals and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who volunteer under the banner of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on various aspects of Nation Building. Yi Bangalore is among the 40 chapters across India.
Masoom is a programme of Yi that looks to raise awareness tp prevent child sexual abuse. Through Yuva we engage with college students to help them develop skills to become future leaders of India. For more information www.yibangalore.com