Americas, June 20 2019

Keeping in line with its tradition of transforming the lives of underprivileged and special-needs children, Nippon Paint has launched SAHYOG -a program that aims at creating employment opportunities for people with special needs.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder from PORDAC NGO (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) will join as Trainee Interns and will be given specific training on painting Nippon Paint’s special-edition products.

Three men and two women posing for the camera

Nippon engages with persons with disability to create significant opportunities.

PORDAC (Protection of the Rights of Differently Abled Children) was established in 2009 with a vision to create a meaningful and dignified life for Differently Abled Children.

Sharad Malhotra, President – Automotive Refinishes & Wood Coatings, Nippon Paint India and Sr. VP– Automotive Refinishes, Nipsea Group, said, “Regardless of being specially-abled, these children from PORDAC seemed to be aspirants who strive to become inspirational personalities through accomplishing and overcoming the myth of their disability. To help them fulfill their dreams, we at Nippon Paint are more than happy to invite them to our office for internship. ”

Manjir Gupta, Managing Director of PORDAC, said “We would make earnest effort to ensure that this collaboration is a success. Employability creates dignity and meaning in the lives of children with special needs and empowers them towards a better tomorrow and we are truly grateful for that. This also serves as beacons of hope for the rest of their community.”

Originally posted on India CSR