AkzoNobel India has partnered with Faridabad Observation Home for young offenders to provide formal training in decorative painting to its 60 number of inmates. The objective of the project is to equip the youth with vocational skills making them job ready as painters once they make their way into the world. It was kick-started with launch of the first batch comprising 15 students between the age group of 17-18 years at the Observation Home.
The project was inaugurated by Honourable District Judge of Faridabad, Mr Deepak Gupta along with Chief Judicial Magistrate, Faridabad District Court, Mr. Manglesh Choubey. During the inauguration, Mr Gupta encouraged the youngsters to take this project as an opportunity to build a life post their release from the juvenile home.
“Caring for our communities is a vital part of our activities in order to bring a positive difference to the world around us. As part of this programme, we plan to help the inmates to lead a dignified life supported by professional skills of decorative painting”, said Managing Director, AkzoNobel India, Mr. Rajiv Rajgopal
SP Haryana Police in charge of the observation home, Mr. Dinesh Yadav said, “I’m very optimistic about the training programme which offers the inmates with an opportunity to work and earn a living by painting projects on their own or through contractors in the industry. We look forward to a long-term collaboration with AkzoNobel India in making this rehabilitation program a success.”
Under livelihood rehabilitation programme, AkzoNobel has been also been associated with Faridabad District Prison in providing decorative paints skill training to prison inmates and has trained 135 inmates till date.