«SIMM ® EDUCATION A N D E M P L O Y M E N T OF THE BLIND - THE CASE OF WEST BENGAL Bikas C. Sanyal, P. K. Giri, M. Roychowdhury, A. K. Pati,. ...»
Placement officers should be appointed to develop self-employment, employment in small-scale and cottage industries, in agriculture and animal husbandry. It has been observed that training in agriculture and animal husbandry is increasingly popular with the blind (Chapter 4) and most of the self-employed have set up farms (Chapter 6). It is also observed that the government has not been doing enough in providing financial support for self-employment of the blind (Chapter 6). Facilities for loans on easy terms should be increased for blind people intending to cake up self-employment. For employment of blind women, female placement officers should be recruited at the state-level.
To improve upon the working environment (Chapter 6), hostels for the employed blind should be set up, and in the wórk-place special facilities, including recreation facilities suited to the blind, should be provided.
- 104 Provision of education and gainful employment opportunities is the only way to improve upon the social status of the blind.
RESEARCH PROJECT ON 'EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT OP THE
BLIND: THB WEST BENGAL EXPERIENCE'
IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
EDUCATIONAL PLANNING (UNESCO) PARIS
(b) H o w long did you wait after training to get first regular employment?.... „ (c) (i) Nature of your stop-gap job, if any „ (ii) Your monthly remuneration from that job (d) W a s your stop-gap job related to your training?
W h a t is the m i n i m u m qualification and experience for your job?
W h a t is the next higher position in your case?
Starting salary in that position H o w can you attain that position?
(iv) Are you conscious about different social practices? (like family welfare planning, community medical service, nonformal education, educational, cultural and social programmes for the blind, different insurances).
13. Give your specific suggestions regarding the Government, phi!«, anthropic societies, Institute of training relatives can d o better
for placement of blind persons:
ACADEMIC Ы Upto Class ÏV
1.2 Upto Class VIII Î.3 Upto Class X IA Upto Class XII.1.5 Graduation
1.6 Post-graduation Music (Junior Diploma Course of the Rabindra Bharati University)
4. AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
4. i Agriculture—Land preparing, transplantation, sowing, manuring, mulching, wooding, spraying, insecticide»
pesticide, identifying diseases, etc.
4. 2 Animal Husbandry—Cow keeping, Poultry keeping, Goat keeping and Sheep keeping.
10 In your concern, what kind of job, according to you, are suitable for the blind?
11 Are you willing to appoint more blind workers?
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