Maithree Collaborates with CaratLane to Launch Assisted Employment Scheme for Individuals with Disabilities

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Maithree Collaborates with CaratLane to Launch Assisted Employment Scheme for Individuals with Disabilities

Chennai, Maithree, a pioneering organization committed to empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PwIDDs), launched their first of its kind, ‘Assisted Employment Scheme’ in partnership with CaratLane, today. The initiative aims to foster inclusivity and provide livelihood security for PwIDDs by offering guaranteed earnings and productivity-based incentives. Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, Director of Tata Sons, and Mr. Mithun Sacheti, Founder of CaratLane, graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively and participated by Mr.L.Lakshman, Chairman Emeritus, Mr.G.Srikanth, Chief Financial and Information Officer, Five-Star Business Finance

For over three decades, Maithree has championed the cause of PwIDDs, recognizing their untapped potential in a conducive work environment. Inspired by the government’s MGNREGA policy, Maithree introduces a scheme aimed at providing guaranteed earnings and incentives based on productivity to ensure livelihood security for PwIDDs.

The goal of the scheme is to facilitate sustained participation, self-reliance, and empowerment among PwIDDs. Through a structured two-year training program, participants will be prepared for the work culture and equipped with relevant skills.

Mr. Bhaskar Bhat, Director of Tata Sons, said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of Maithree’s initiative, which illuminates the path toward a more inclusive society. By providing opportunities for individuals with disabilities, we’re not only enriching lives but also strengthening the structure of our community.”

Under the scheme, eligible PwIDDs will receive a guaranteed monthly remuneration of Rs 2500 for five years, along with incentives tied to their productivity. CaratLane has pledged support for the initiative’s first cohort of 100 young adults, reflecting its commitment to corporate social responsibility and diversity. This collaboration marks a significant step towards creating a more inclusive society, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. By integrating capable young adults into the workforce, CaratLane and Maithree are driving meaningful change and fostering a culture of acceptance and inclusion.

Maithree remains dedicated to enhancing skills and ensuring financial independence for PwIDDs, reinforcing the scheme’s long-term impact on livelihood security.