Dedicated to building a more inclusive society, Khimji Ramdas (KR) Eshraqa has entered into an agreement with Al-Tawasul Institute for the training of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) job-seekers in the Sultanate. Under the agreement, Al-Tawasul will conduct training for DHH Omanis, who will upon completion of the programme, be considered for suitable job opportunities within the Khimji Ramdas Group. The agreement’s signing ceremony was held under the patronage of His Excellency Sayyed Salem bin Muslam Al Busaidi, Undersecretary for Human Resources Development, Ministry of Labour at Avani Muscat Hotel and Suites. It was signed by Nailesh Khimji, Director, of Khimji Ramdas Group, and Said bin Mohammad Al-Baddai, General Manager, from Al-Tawasul Institute.
Discussing the significance of the initiative, Nailesh Khimji mentioned: “KR Eshraqa has always been focused on finding ways to improve the quality of life of the Sultanate’s citizens. The signing of this agreement is a step in the same direction and is part of our commitment to creating job opportunity for our citizens from all sections of society. Aligning our commitment to Oman Vision 2040, we are pleased to partner with Al-Tawasul Training Institute to help DHH job-seekers to contribute to their field of expertise and reach higher personal goals.”
General Manager of Al Tawasul Institute, Said bin Mohammad AL Baddai highlighted: “We are delighted to join hands with KR Eshraqa to provide equal training and employment of persons with hearing impairment. Under this agreement, Al-Tawasul will work towards the rehabilitation and training of DHH individuals by means of a high-quality, interactive English and Arabic sign-language training module. Job-seekers will also be taught to use computers, so that they are fully equipped to manage their roles in the Sultanate’s vibrant labour market.” KR Eshraqa has been established on the premise that the private sector has a responsibility towards the development of local communities and the empowerment of talented individuals in the Sultanate. By working towards nation-building at the grassroots, Eshraqa aspires to contribute meaningfully to socio-economic progress by building infrastructure and talent that will lead to the enhancement of knowledge, skills, and capabilities in society.