Seeking to ensure a dignified life once they are released from the jail, Max Healthcare and Tihar Jail have joined hands to launch Max Skill Training Programme for Sustainable Livelihoods for the inmates of the country’s largest central prison.
The Max Skill Training programme is part of Max Healthcare’s CSR initiatives and is in line with the Government’s Skill India Mission, Abhay Soi, Chairman & Managing Director, Max Healthcare Institute Ltd said. He hoped that the venture would enable the jail prisoners to lead productive lives upon release and contribute to making society better, safer.
According to various studies, inmates who participate in rehabilitation programs are less likely to reoffend and return to prison compared to those who do not participate.
These programs not only improve inmates’ chances of successful reintegration but also benefit society as a whole by reducing crime rates and associated costs.
Sanjay Baniwal, Director General, Delhi Prisons pointed out that the Tihar Jail had started such a skill training initiative by launching ‘Prarambh’ in collaboration with the Union Urban development Ministry, and Mission Convergence, Delhi Government. In that programme 94 per cent of the inmates who were assessed for the programme were certified. “I am confident that Prarambh 2.0 in partnership with Max Healthcare that we have announced today, will inspire more inmates to join the programme, learn new skills and forge a new identity and future for themselves to re-integrate into society.”
The Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council will play a role in ensuring that the program aligns with the National Skills Qualification Framework guidelines.
This certification and assessment process guarantees that participants receive qualifications of the highest standard. Trainees will be independently assessed as per guidelines by Tourism Hospitality Sector Skill council appointed assessors under the National Council for Vocational Education and Training guidelines, as per a statement released here.
The choice has been driven by job market opportunities, ease of training adaptation and fitment within the hospitality sector that makes for easier reintegration into society.