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CaratLane Partners with Maithree to Launch Pioneering Assisted Employment Scheme

Published: April 18, 2024
Author: Fashion Value Chain

In order to launch the Assisted Employment Scheme, CaratLane, the top omni-channel jewelry company in India, has teamed up with Maithree, a prominent supporter of the empowerment of kids and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (PwIDDs).

CaratLane is changing PwIDDs’ lives significantly by extending its influence beyond jewels with this program. This is a perfect example of our common goal of building a more diverse society in which each person can flourish.

Mr. Avnish Anand, Co-Founder and CEO of CaratLane, discusses the project by saying, “At CaratLane, we believe in the power of business to effect social change.” Together with Maithree, we will pool our resources for the common benefit, making sure that everyone benefits from economic growth.

Inspired by the government’s MGNREGA policy, the Assisted Employment Scheme modifies its concept to meet the unique requirements of PwIDDs, offering them chances for personal growth as well as financial security.

•          Two-Year Vocational Training: Participants receive specialised training to prepare them for suitable employment based on their skills and interests.

•          Assisted Employment Scheme Grant: A monthly grant that decreases by 20% annually over five years, designed to foster gradual financial independence.

•          Productivity-Based Incentives: Rewards based on individual productivity, encouraging participants to enhance their skills and contribute effectively.

•          Guaranteed Minimum Earnings: A foundational income of at least Rs 2500 per month for five years, offering financial security.

About Maithree:

Maithree is an association of parents of Exceptional Children committed to the welfare of children/persons with special needs. Maithree has impacted over 3000 families in its journey of 3 decades in the city of Chennai. Maithree through its 15 service centres across Chennai provides an array of services including Individualized Education, Vocational skilling.

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