Delhi Juvenile Home (DJH) was one among the reformation centres who recently started Bakery Skilling Center along with Assocom-India Pvt. Ltd. under patronage of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). This is first of its kind training centre at the Delhi Juvenile Home in Mukherjee Nagar. The skilling centre in Delhi comes at a time when the capital city is fighting tooth and nail to contain adolescence delinquency. Delhi has recently seen 16 percent rise in crime committed by minors says a Times of India report. Under a special project under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 150 children will be trained at the DJB during next few months. Among the 150 inmates in the observation home, 90 percent belong to very poor families and are school dropouts.
22 years old Chef and Trainer Shorya Kapoor has come forward to conduct personal bakery skilling training for children at Delhi Juvenile Home. Chef informed that he has decided to spend his personal time as his contribution for training for these children during next six months. Chef Shorya feels that bakery skills will help them to become mature skilled workforce who will be able to take a responsible place in family and community. These children very enthusiastic and fast learner. It will definitely help them to lead a respected life as a baker.
The judicial official hopes that the skilling course will enhance the chances of their returning to normal lives by providing them with livelihoods. “They will not only acquire the skills to be good bakers but also be awarded with certification of their skill from NSDC after they complete the one-and-half month long course. The certification will enhance their chances to get jobs in the informal sector and also help them in moving on to the formal sector.
Chef Shorya is youngest bakery expert who has been trained in prestigious institutes in South Korea and Australia. He started his professional bakery career at age of 20 and has trained more than 500 students during last two years.
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