New Delhi: The Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has a long association with the Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) dating back to 2009. The GRSE has been adopting 02 Education Development Units (EDU IV & V) and 01 Vocational Training Unit called Life Skill Training Unit (LSTU). The Three classes covering 43 special children (as of date) who have severe multiple impairments are being supported by GRSE through this project from FY 2011-12.
The children of the EDUs IV & V falling in the age group of 12-14 and 14-18 years respectively are imparted training in a basic academic and life-oriented language and numeracy skills for achieving a minimum level of self-reliance and functional competence. The children of LSTU fall in the age group of 14-18 years and are trained in pre-vacation skills like block printing, making bead & junk jewellery, paper packets from the newspaper, greeting cards, decorated earthen lamps, diyas, rakhis etc.
In FY 2021-22, GRSE is providing financial support of Rs 17.68 lakh for this project under its CSR initiative. The children of IICP staged a colourful cultural programme which was followed by handing over of the ceremonial cheque by GRSE Cmde PR Hari C&MD (Officiating) PR Hari in the presence of GRSE's Director (Finance) RK Dash and other senior officials of GRSE.
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