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Project Proposal on Skills Development Program (SDP) for PWDs. Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Bhutan Submitted on 28/06/2006 Action plan 1 Contents I. Organization and Country II. Title of the plan/ proposal III. Summary IV. Introduction/Background V. Needs/ Problems VI. Goals/ Objectives VII. Target objectives VIII. Procedures/Scope of work IX. Precondition and possible obstacles X. Related knowledge or experiences a. Possible areas of skill training XI. Outcomes XII. Beneficiaries XIII. Activities a. Planning aspects b. Implementation and management aspects XIV. Roles and responsibilities of implementing agencies a. Department of Education (DoE) b. Department of Human Resources c. Joint Prefectural government /Dzongkhag/DHR/DoE d. Bhutan chamber of commercial industry (BCCI) XV. Network and linkages XVI. Budget XVII. Monitoring and Evaluation Aspects I. Name, Organization and Country: 2 Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Department of Human Resources. Bhutan II. Title of your plan: Skills Development Programme for Person with disabilities. III. Summary: The concept paper is to provide information on the need to establish formal relationship and understanding between the Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources, Department of Education, Ministry of Health and Education and Bhutan chamber of commercial Industry (NGO/BCCI) for collaboration in providing vocational skills training and employment to the Person with disabilities and school leavers. The main purpose of this collaboration is to jointly work for a common goal of enhancing socio economy of the nation and to meet the ever-changing needs of the people at the community level for improvement of their quality of life. The Royal government of Bhutan is greatly concerned about providing access to quality education for disabled children within Bhutan. Currently the only provisions for education of disabled children is at the two rehabilitation schools in the Kingdom which provides education for approximately 90 pupils including visual impairment, physical and intellectual disabilities. I believe the majority of disabled children are still in the rural areas. With the educational needs of the disabled already enrolled in schools being addressed by the Department of Education, the needs of out of school disabled youth and children need to be met through community based rehabilitation activities. The Drak-Tsho vocational Training centre for disabled is one such facility established in Thimphu community. The main purpose is to focus to equip them with Vocational skills to enhance their opportunities for gainful employment. It also aims to build their self-esteem and self-reliance thereby, making them independent, confident and contributing members of the society. Not only that but more importantly to develop in them a positive attitude towards life and living. In fact the greatest challenge for the Department is to erase the deeply embedded stigma of being less fortunate and useless member of the family and the society at large. Create independency and self-employment in the open labour market by giving them the following Vocational skill training. • Packaging • Tailoring • Handicrafts • Laundry • Traditional art and painting • Singing and using musical instruments • Making souvenir items • Word processing and use of computer • Recreational sports We have divided the training skills in to two phases with the total budget of USD 43,300.00 (forty three thousand three hundred US dollars only). The training duration ranges from 4 months to 1 years and team comprises of two or three members from each department will monitor and submit the progress report to the Ministry. In the long term if this pilot project is succeedfull then we will recruit more and recreate more vocational skills. 3 IV. Brief Introduction of my Organization An increasing choice of vocational education and training program will be made available, so that every school leavers and PWDs, keen to create or improve their occupational competence and employability will find an opportunities that fits to their abilities, personal living conditions and preferences. In-line with the vocational education and training policy. The Department of Human Resources, under the Ministry of Labour and Human resources is providing need-based vocational skills to the people with disabilities and non-disabilities. The special skill development program is one of the main programs under department of Human Resources, entrusted to look after the disabled people in the country. This programme was established in 1997 to develop the Vocational Skills of unprivileged and disadvantaged group of peoples like Juvenile Delinquents, Disabled people. Etc. The Department of Human Resources (DHR) was an autonomous agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan that was responsible for overseeing all aspects of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country. It was established in May 1999 with the mandate to develop and implement a national TVET system that matches the supply and demand of skilled workers in numbers, quality and expectations. The DHR board, with members from major stake holders, was the executive body of the authority while the DHR secretariat was the implementing agency. The secretariat was responsible for implementing the directives of the authority, and for coordinating the development and implementation of a national TVET system. All staff of the secretariat, including the head of the secretariat, is appointed by the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC). The DHR has also formed numerous committees drawing in members from relevant organizations, both government and private, that facilitate the DHR in performing its functions. Since the development and implementation of a national TVET system, to produce a skilled, productive and professional workforce in the country, lie at the heart of the DHR, all our activities are centered around the broad objective. Specifically, we are involved in the following: 1. Planning, developing and coordinating the implementation of a national system for TVET; 2. Formulating policy, planning, coordinating and enabling TVET at all levels; 3. Registering, authorizing and coordinating all TVET programmes of institutes, agencies and all other training providers; 4. Setting and ensuring minimum academic and training standards in institutes, agencies and all other training providers; 5. Promoting and supporting TVET programmes in the general education system; 6. Developing a national system for skills standards, testing and certification of skilled workers; and developing partnerships between and among industry and TVET providers. 4 V. Needs/Problems: The Royal government of Bhutan is greatly concerned to provide access to quality education for disabled children within Bhutan. Currently the only provisions for education of disabled children are two rehabilitation schools in the Kingdom. I believe the majority of disabled children are still in the rural areas. The concept paper is to provide information on the need to establish formal relationship and understanding between the Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources and the Department of Education, Ministry of Health and Education for collaboration in providing vocational skill training to the Person with disabilities. The main purpose of this collaboration is to jointly work for a common goal of enhancing socio economy of the nation and to meet the ever-changing needs of the people at the community level for improvement of their quality of life. VI. Goals: • We will be a vibrant institution that contributes to achieving the goals of Bhutan 2020 by enabling a world class TVET system. • To provide relevant marketable vocational skills that would improve the income of the rural communities and self employment opportunity. • To increase the quality of life in the communities; • Enhancing community participation in education and development activities. • To develop a skilled and productive Workforce for Bhutan. VII. Target objectives: The Royal Government accepts and recognizes that disabilities does not mean disability and is committed to encouraging and promoting the full participation of disabled persons in all aspects of life, including open, productive and decent employment. The following objectives and targets are proposed for the employment of disabled persons during the 9th plan. By June 2007, 100 disabled persons will be employed in open- employment in Government, corporate and private sectors. By June, 2007, 50 disabled persons will be engaged in self employment activities. By June, 2007, all employers, both public and private will be more aware of disability issues and more will to employ disabled persons. To create awareness and promote vocational skills to both non disabled and disability persons. To provide self-confidence and ability through appropriate vocational training in order to encourage income-generating activities in the community To facilitate them with various vocational skills to initiate income generation activities or self-employment. 5 To create awareness of the importance of income-generation concept and recognize as a priority program of the Royal Government. Every Bhutanese will have access to quality, Vocational Education Training, enabling them to embark on and remain in gainful economic activity. To support disabled children and youth in preparing them to lead independent, confident and happy lives by providing them with vocational training opportunities. VIII. Procedures/ Scope of work: To achieve the objective, non-formal Instructors will be trained in various vocational skill areas depending on the specific needs of the community. After the training program, NFE Instructors are expected to train and motivate the local communities to generate rural employment, income-generation, self-employment or small-scale business enterprise. The Specific strategies are as follows: • The training programmes will be conducted at the local Vocational Training Institutes, or Community Learning Centres, making use of the existing building, equipment and other facilities. • The training will be provided in three modules (I) Basic Training (II) Advanced Training. (III) Entrepreneurship Training. • Participants will be assessed in all the modules based on the continuous assessment system. • Participants will be awarded certificate based on the proficiency demonstrated on the performance test at the end of the training. • Close linkage with vocational training institutes will be established to create awareness of improved appropriate technology in the communities and mobilise them to adopt it. This will also strengthen the Department of Human Resources efforts to disseminate skills training programme to the rural communities. IX. Precondition and possible obstacles : Need to do survey on numbers of disabilities, type of disabilities. Get the information from the Dzongkhag/ Prefectural government or from the National Census division. Lack of public awareness on the employment of disabled people Lack of resources( fund, infrastructure to train disabled people, Creation of suitable employment for disabled person Do survey on disabilities person from national censuses. X. Related knowledge or experiences gain in Japan: 6 • During my training in Japan I have learned some many things like for example employment statues of persons with disabilities in PESO, vocational rehabilitation and vocational support systems at home countries and have understood the major issues and problems regarding the management of vocational rehabilitation centers like shelter workshop/ work center. • I have gain some knowledge and skills of problem solving management of shelter workshop/ work center and how to facilitate on proposal writing. • Also the day care center for adultery disabilities people. • Quota or subsidy system • Welfare facilities for persons with disabilities • Accessibilities for PWDs • Special school for children with disabilities. • Laws related to persons with disabilities • Understood the daily life of PWDs • Employment conditions for PWDs in Private companies • National sports for PWDs. • In addition to that I have seen lot of recreation center offering different kind of skills and knowledge by the National rehabilitation center/ shelter workshop and club house in Japan which give me a space to develop in my country in near future. Such skills like making bread, furniture, packaging, interior designing, business management section, informational technology, hotel service course, living skill training course, printing job and making white cane is very much feasible to conduct in my country. a. Possible Areas of Skill Training: Phase one, duration of 4 to 1 year • Packaging • Tailoring • Handicrafts • Laundry • Traditional art and painting Phase two duration of 4 to 1 year • Singing and using musical instruments • Making souvenir items • Word processing and use of computer • Recreational sports XI. Outcomes: • Necessary vocational skills are provided to disabled people based on the needs. • Employment is provided in public and private sectors or self-employment scheme put in place • Create awareness for general public • To achieve the mission of the Ministry and Royal government. • Respect for the individual, guarantee of livelihood and opportunities to take part in the society. 7 XII. Beneficiaries: • Disabled in the community, includes Physical, Intellectual, Psychiatric. • To the parents as whole • To the government • To the society XIII. Activities: A. Planning Aspects: Since the program is being lunched for the first time, there is a need to carefully plan the activities in terms of administrative, financial supports and development of curriculum. An agreement/ MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) needs to be drawn with concerned government agencies to ensure their support and involvement in the program. The major planning activities may include: 1. Analyse the socio-economic and educational background of the people in the community. Should be done through the Dzongkhag/ Prefectural government. 2. Conduct training needs/Assess applicability of skills to local situation for income- generation by the Department of Human Resources. 3. Establish linkages with local community/ Vocational Training Institutes to share facilities and resources. Done through the note sheet approval from the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. 4. Study the needs of person with the disabilities and how to encourage them through surveying in each Dzongkhag/Prefectural govement. 5. To make aware of general public that PWDs can do something through media and visiting work place. B. Implementation and Management Aspects: The success of the program very much depends on how well they are implemented and managed. Department of Adult and Higher Education, Ministry of Education will execute the program while implementation will be done in collaboration with the Department of Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. Program will be initiated from the start of 2005-2006 financial years, with the development of curriculum and awareness workshop. Actual field implementation will be done from 2006-2007 financial years after the development of curriculum and funds identified. Once two Ministries endorse the program, it will be a regular program in the future. Funding for the program will be sought from Royal Government of Bhutan and other external donors such as JICA, ADB, UNSCO. Department of Adult and Higher Education will bear all the expenditure for the training and workshops, including the cost for the trainees during training and the institution fees as applicable. The Department of Human Resources will meet the expenditure for tools and equipment only for training and other related expenses for the trainers 8 XIV. Roles and Responsibilities of Implementing Agencies: A. Department of Education 1. Assist DHR to conduct training needs assessment. 2. Coordinate with Dzongkhag/ Prefectural to identify and invite participants. 3. Arrange and provide venue, food and lodging for participants 4. Mobilise the support of the local community for on-site training 5. Arrange training materials 6. Coordinate and organise training 7. Promote an understanding of income generating concept in the community B. Department of Human Resources 1. Conduct training needs assessment jointly with Dzongkhag, and Department of Education. 2. Prepare training plan, proposals, including budget requirement 3. Develop curriculum for the skill training. 4. Arrange tools and equipment for training. 5. Select trainers to conduct the training. 6. Undertake vocational guidance and counselling. C. Joint responsibilities (DHR/ DoE/ Dzongkhag) 1. Conduct training needs assessment 2. Monitor and evaluate the programme at every stage of implementation 3. Plan for expansion of skill training programme. 4. Provide necessary support for dissemination of skills to PWDs learners /communities. D. Bhutan chamber of commercial industry (BCCI) responsibilities 1. Give orientation on job opportunities in the private sector. 2. Make link between the government and private company. 3. Recruit company people to the vocational training Institute through DHR 4. Can help in interviewing the candidates XV. a Network and linkages: Network and linkages will be established with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Department of Employment, Entrepreneurship Promotion Centre, Bhutan Development Finance Corporation (BDFC), Bhutan chamber of commercial 9 industry (BCCI). During the Skill Training, relevant officials from these organizations will be invited to advocate and brief the procedure for assistance in establishment of small scale enterprise and rural entrepreneurship. b. Future challenges: • Established law for PWDs • Well defined objectives of disabilities. • Provide intuitional services • Provide home help services • To promote social participation to achieve happiness. • Conduct training program based on the needs of the society. • Community takes responsibilities in improving quality to their lives. • Promote sports centers • Established shelter workshop/ club house. • Create job opportunities/ employment XVI. Budget estimation: Sl. Area of Training Approx. No. of Tentative Budget Total amount. no Duration trainee USD Phase one tentatively from the month of (August). 10 Phase one Planning $1000.00 Tools/ equipments for three persons = $ 2000.00 Training/Materials cost for 3persons=4monthsX 100X 3person 1 Packaging 4m 3 = $ 1200.00 $3800.00 Outfit allowances = $50/mX4X 3persons = $ 600.00 P Tools/equipments and materials for 3 h = $ 2500.00 a Training/Materials cost for s 2 Tailoring 6m 3 3persons=6monthsX $100X 3person $ 5200.00 = $ 1800.00 e Outfit allowances = $50/mX6X 3persons = $ 900.00 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 = $ 2500.00 O Training/Materials cost for 3 Handicrafts 6m 3 3persons=6monthsX $100X 3person $ 5200.00 n = $ 1800.00 e Outfit allowances = $50/mX6X 3persons = $ 900.00 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 = $ 2500.00 Training/Materials cost for Traditional art 4 1 yr 3 3persons=12monthsX $100X 3person $ 7000.00 and painting = $ 3600.00 Outfit allowances = $50/mX6X 3persons = $ 900.00 Total $ 22,200.00 Phase one Planning $ 1000.00 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 P = $ 2000.00 h Singing and Training/Materials cost for a 5 using musical 4m 3 3persons=4monthsX 100X 3person = $ 3800.00 instruments $ 1200.00 s Outfit allowances = $50/mX4X e 3persons = $ 600.00 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 = $ 2000.00 T 6 Making 4m 3 Training/Materials cost for 3persons = $ 3800.00 souvenir items 4monthsX 100X 3person = $ 1200.00 w Outfit allowances = $50/mX4X o 3persons = $ 600.00 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 Word = $ 2500.00 processing Training/Materials cost for 3persons = 7 6m 3 $ 5900.00 and use of $ 2500.00 computer Outfit allowances = $50/mX6X 3persons = $ 900.00 11 Tools/equipments and materials for 3 = $ 2000.00 Training/Materials cost for 3persons = 8 Laundry 4m 3 $ 1000.00 $ 3600.00 Outfit allowances = $50/mX4X 3persons = $ 600.00 Phase two tentatively from the month of (October). Total $ 18,100.00 Phase one = $ 22,200.00 Phase two = $ 18,100.00 Transportation = $ 1000.00 Miscellanies & others = $ 1000.00 Trainers or experts fees = $ 3000.00 _____________ Total $ 43,300.00 _______________ XVI.A Sources of Financial Budget: • 50% from the Royal Government of Bhutan if possible • 50% from the donor agencies XVII. Monitoring and Evaluation Aspects: The Department of Human Resources, Department of Education, and the concerned Dzongkhag will monitor and evaluate activities continuously as well as at the end of each program for remedial correction, enrichment and expansion. Relevancy of the programme, objectives, training content and learning strategies of each area and applicability of the skills acquired must be tested. Trainers will prepare the progress report and submit to DHR/DoE on monthly basis or after completion of each module. Trainers should maintain daily work activities of the trainees and their progress. A. Follow up action: After the skills training program, PWDs has to register themselves to the Department of Employment and BCCI for the employment. Thus, this will serve as a network in reaching the skills to every interested people in remote areas. The Instructors should be able to provide all necessary post-training support and services required by the community, in-terms of setting up cooperatives, small business, and other income-generating activities. 12