Skill Ministry transforms lives of 13 marginalised sex workers
New Delhi: The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an arm of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has undertaken a project to skill train 13 girls, who were rescued from red light area of Delhi. The NSDC on Monday announced successful completion of skill training of these girls in unarmed security guard job role.
Commenting on the special project, Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary and CVO, MSDE said, "Exploitation of marginalised sex workers is a pitiable situation. The workers experience discrimination because of their criminalised status and stigma of their work. MSDE, through this project under PMKVY, endeavours to end the stigma through skill training of girls and empower them towards better livelihood opportunities."
Agrawal further said, "The vision of Skill India can be harnessed when the entire workforce be utilised effectively for its development. Our collaborative effort with Delhi Police aims to protect the trafficked girls at a young age and channelize their efficiencies by engaging them in productive vocations."
On the successful implementation of the project, Jayant Krishna, ED & COO, NSDC said, "The NSDC is committed to extend its support to law enforcement bodies like Delhi Police and NGOs for implementing economic empowerment strategies for these sex trade survivors through skill development."