Τρίτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2013
Reflexology course for blind youth
Young men and women with visual impairments will soon be trained in reflexology, a form of therapy involving the application of pressure to the feet and hands.
A job-oriented course was launched on Saturday, at the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped in Poonamallee, under which the institute will admit 10 candidates every month for training. The trainees will be residents at the institute and will also be paid a stipend.
For the visually impaired, this is another opportunity that ensures jobs, said I. Arivanandham, regional director of the institute. “The candidates who receive the training will later be employed by Naturals group of health clinics, who are also sponsoring the trainers. Every month we will admit students in the 20-30 year age group, and the training will be given by a person from the salon,” he said.
According to him, a trained reflexologist can expect a salary of Rs. 8,000 and another Rs. 4,000 as perks. The course was launched by Minister of state for social justice and empowerment, D. Napoleon.