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Tata Steel Foundation organises Training of Trainers Workshop on dealing with Intellectual Disability

Jamshedpur, September 24, 2019

Tata Steel Foundation organised a two-day workshop for teachers and parents working for Persons with intellectual disability at Jamshedpur on September 24-25, 2019 at the School of Hope. The session, organised under the aegis of SABAL – a centre for abilities, was inaugurated by Mr Neeraj Kant, Managing Director, ISWP, in the presence of Dr. H.S. Keshwal, Officer in-charge, National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disability (NEIPID), Kolkata, Capt Amitabh, Head, Skilling, CSR, Tata Steel and other guests.

While addressing the gathering, Mr Neeraj Kant laid emphasis on the need for good infrastructure, for  moral and institutional support and the need to understand that an individual’s behaviour had to evolve and be more inclusive and tolerant towards people who, he opined, were ‘super enabled’, and not ‘disabled’. He lauded the efforts of teachers and trainers adding that their profession required passion, patience, commitment and perseverance to make the world more sociable for people who required a little more attention than the others. The commitment of Tatas, he said, was unparalleled when it came to supporting causes as noble as this, and he looked forward to seeing Jamshedpur emerge as a one stop habitable eco-system for the specially-abled persons.

Taking forward the people-oriented culture of diversity and inclusion, Tata Steel had launched SABAL for Persons With Disability (PWD) on December 3, 2017 in association with Enable India.

Since then SABAL has been instrumental in capacity building of trainers / teachers and parents through ToT (Training of trainers) programs.  ToT programme is designed to increase the reach and knowledge on the subject of disability. In the past one year, SABAL has conducted several ToT programs for the visually impaired and those with locomotor disability. It took a step forward this year with a ToT for Intellectual disability which was conducted in Ranchi, in partnership with Deepsikha. 

Based on the study done for the organisation working on intellectual disability at Jamshedpur, SABAL identified gaps related to training as well as dearth of experienced and certified trainers.  Resultant to that, Tata Steel partnered with NIEPID, a central government body for intellectual disability, to scout for collaborations that would address this gap at Jamshedpur.

Participants from nearly 10 organizations working for intellectual disability at Jharkhand attended this workshop. The workshop aimed at providing awareness and techniques to deal with various aspects related to persons with intellectual disability. While on Day 1, the workshop focused on trainers and teachers, the second day has been reserved for parents and care givers.

The topics for the workshop are as follows:

Trainers / Teachers

  • Identification & Early intervention
  • Role of vocational training in rehabilitation
  • ADL Training
  • Behaviour Management

Parents / care-giver

  • Role of Family in training
  • ADL Skill training
  • Addressing health issues among ID Children
  • Management of sexuality and role of family

About Tata Steel 
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

 In 2018, the Company launched a corporate brand campaign #WeAlsoMakeTomorrow.  (

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