The Prabodhini sheltered workshop is for student of the age from 18 years to 50 years. Also students above 18 years from Prabodhini and Sunanda Kele vidya Mandir get admission here.
Students are given occupational training in the workshop. They are trained to make all types of files, paper bowls, plates, bags, screen printing, paper flowers and artificial flowers, clothes bags and purses etc. These students do job works for various companies and continuous work makes them skilled. Students have to work under the supervision of teachers, they cannot work independently.
K. K. Wagh college gives the order for it’s office file requirement for the year every year. Big industry like ABB regularly outsource their industrial job work. Also they order papad for their canteen from Prabodhini students. There is continuous demand for artificial flower bouquets from industries, offices and clubs. Prabodhini participates in various exhibitions and make decent business of the items made in the workshop.
Along with age, their physical strength increases and hence the behavioral problems too ! Only keeping them busy helps to control the behavioral problem to some extent. They are given occupational training considering their physical, mental and intelligence limitations. Students are given remuneration for making Diwali greetings, lanterns, coloured earthen lamps, and diwali snacks. All these items are in great demand.
Many students are working as full time employees in various companies in Nashik. Fortuna Engineering have our 17 students, Bharat Milling have 7 students, Indian Pen company have 5, Nashik Metal have 2 and Ittan have 2 students as their regular employees. We are thankful to all these industries for giving opportunities to our students. They are living a normal life in the society.
This has helped not only to rehabilitate them financial but also develop their self confidence. If more industries come forward to provide jobs, it will be a great help to make these children self reliant. Prabodhini trust is working for the same purpose.