At least 1,152 people have been trained so far in 117 batches. “In just two batches, 1,100 youth with disabilities enrolled in rural areas. We have tapped into some kind of energy no one expected,” says Ms. Shenoy.
Another interesting aspect was that girls, who would not come to the resource centres earlier, had enrolled in large numbers because of the relative safety of their homes. Also, dropouts, which the teams were expecting because of classes being online, were negligible.