‘Kirana’, a rural BPO training Center for physically challenged has been started at Bidadi, about 40 km from Bangalore.
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled has launched Kirana to empower people with disabilities and create job opportunities for them. Set up in association with the State-run Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Services (KBITS), the rural call centre will provide jobs to 100 disabled and rural youth in and around Bidadi.
The centre is being supported by Hewlett Packard and T.E. Connectivity, apart from the KBITS. Samarthanam has requested several mainstream corporate sector companies to outsource their work to Kirana.
Samarthanam’s first step towards empowering the disabled and creating more livelihood opportunities in the tech sector was the establishment of Shrishti BPO/ Call centre training units in Bengaluru and Hubli. This was undertaken in association with the Department of Welfare of the Disabled and Senior Citizens, Government of Karnataka and several other government bodies......Read More