Mundra: Teach the hungry how to fish, for that will provide a long-lasting solution to their hunger issues. That’s the latest effort by the Adani Foundation in Mundra, a region with significant population of the fishing community. Recently, the Adani Foundation and Adani Skill Development Centre inaugurated skill development programme for youth of the fishing community in Mundra.
The first batch has 51 youth who are being provided vocational training aimed at helping them become self-reliant.
The initiative, lauded by the community leaders and members, is an addition to the foundation’s efforts to improve the lives of the community. Over the past few years, the group has arranged for basic amenities in villages in the region.
All praises for the programme, Kasam bhai of Sekhadiya said, “We wholeheartedly appreciate and congratulate the entire team of Adani Foundation for the training for the youth. They have shown concern for the fishing community by organising this programme. We hope they can have more such programmes for the youth of the community.”
Echoing similar sentiments, Navinal village chief Karimbhai said, “Adani Foundation has carried out different welfare programmes for the community. This kind of training is an effort to uplift the fishing community and we are grateful to them for it. More of such programmes should be organised.”
Prior to the skill development programme, the Adani Foundation has worked for clean drinking water, pucca houses, schools and other basic amenities for the community members. Thanks to the support to education, in 13 years, the enrollment rate of children has increased from 50 per cent to 100 per cent.
Almost 250 families have been provided pucca homes. Livelihood essentials have been provided to over 2,300 fisherfolks. Supply of clean drinking water has been arranged for 546 families.
Electricity is being supplied to 430 families with the help of solar panels. Besides, sheds have been constructed for them to segregate fish. Additionally, medical facilities are being provided to more than 10,000 people via mobile healthcare units.
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