Work scheme for the Differently-abled

As an organisation, we firmly believe in equal opportunity and diversity for people of all age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, religious and political belief, ethnicity, caste, and language. The three-week work scheme is aimed for differently-abled people who are prepared to work on a time bound project and activities at SIDF India  and to develop skill sets required for employability.

Do you want to partner with us?

If you are differently abled, are allies of differently-abled people, a corporate with the disability agenda or a media group, please find a list of possible ways in which you can support our initiatives. 

  • Identify differently abled people with basic communication skills and working knowledge of computers.
  • Sensitise shortlisted candidates on requirements of working with organisations.
  • Conduct sensitisation sessions for staff (face to face)
  • Sponsor people working with us under the scheme
  • Provide mentoring or coaching facilities to differently abled people before or after they work with

SIDF India

  • Help us with inclusive technology / tools to create equal opportunity
  • Help creating awareness on disability in media
  • Offer similar work experience, or employment to the differently abled.

You can reach us at  with your thoughts and ideas to support this initiative.

Training Opportunities

Four objectives of this scheme, include:

  • providing good work exposure to people, through work on meaningful project / activities, interact with colleagues and develop useful skills in the process.
  • creating awareness among staff on special needs of differently abled people and help create an inclusive environment in our office
  • gain maturity and confidence in promoting equal opportunities for the differently abled.
  • reviewing and refreshing our own systems, business continuity plans, fire and safety systems and processes, make these inclusive and fit for purpose.

Seats will be kept in some of the below mentioned programmes for people working with us in this scheme:

  • Speaking Skills – public speaking, group discussion , conversation strategies
  • Speaking for Business – telephoning, meetings and negotiations
  • Writing for Business – emails, letters and reports
  • Presentation Skills – organisation and delivery
  • General English – practice in all language areas

On-going Support

For the duration of this programme, the disabled persons will be assigned a buddy/mentor. The mentor and mentee may continue mentorship beyond the duration of work experience.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

We know that societies and working environments grow and thrive where there is understanding, trust and respect between people. What does not get measured does not get done.  It is the reason why we aim to ensure that issues of equality and diversity are a part of all that we do, we measure our progress through our own unique tool, and invest in a global diversity network that spans all the countries we work in.

We are committed to treating our staff, customers and partners fairly, removing barriers to equal treatment and acting to redress existing imbalances. Our agenda is based on the idea of societies and working environments where people are understood and their differences are respected. In recognising, valuing and managing diversity between people and cultures, we seek to demonstrate these principles and deliver impact.

We focus on seven main areas of diversity – age, disability, ethnicity/race, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation and work–life balance – and have developed an equal opportunities policy and a diversity strategy around them. We call it EO&D. Documents.

Measuring progress

By measuring and monitoring our actions we can make progress in bringing equality and diversity into the mainstream. We have a number of ways of doing this, including equality monitoring, an Equality Screening and impact assessment, and a diversity assessment framework.

Disabled employees

We are committed to attracting disabled people to work with us and to ensuring disabled employees are able to progress and develop their careers. We guarantee an interview to all disabled people who meet the required criteria and make reasonable adjustments to help support the full participation of disabled people. Our internal Working Group and external Disability Advisory Group are a valuable resource in promoting understanding and awareness, supported by training and development materials and initiatives.

Differently abled…. empowering them

– wish to establish and develop institutions for the physically handicapped and differently abled persons and to arm them with skill set to earn their livelihood

– intend setting up small units for them with the help of loans from nationalized banks

– to provide the (LOCOMOTOR/VISUALLY/HEARING/MENTALLY) Differently abled persons with aids/appliance which are essential for the social, economic and vocational rehabilitation of the differently abled persons as Disability restricts their opportunities for leading functionally productive lives , a wheel chair, an artificial limb, crutch, a brace, a splint , hearing aid , Mobility aids like Motorised tricycles, crutches walking sticks and walking frames/rolators, surgical footwears etc..

An indicative list of projects/activities