Dr. Harsha Vashistha

Placed at:   Bastar, Chhattisgarh

Education: Bachelors and Masters in Physiotherapy

Prior work experience:

  • Harsha Vashishtha has worked with mentally challenged and disabled children. She has also been a lecturer at Scope Physiotherapy College, Raipur. She has participated in many national conferences and seminars on applied ergonomics, manual therapy, spinal care cardiopulmonary physiotherapy and exercise science. Harsha has her own physiotherapy clinic.
    Key work during fellowship

Issue:

  • High dropouts from school and no livelihood options. Youth in Bastar have no future plans and savings

What was done:

  • Multi – skilling courses say for example a person trained in driving will be trained in mechanical repair, security guard and electrical etc. are designed and students are trained in these sectors.
    Skill Development centre was established for training
    Chief Minister Himself came to Inaugurate.
    Third party assessment and certification were done.
    local entrepreneurs, businessmen, members of Chamber of commerce are called for campus placement

Impact:

  •  300 candidates were trained in multi trades and employed till date.
    Concept of Multi – Skilling was appreciated by Chief Minster and Chief Secretary.