ASAP-NISH Collaboration

National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) is an autonomous body under the department of Social Justice, Government of Kerala, which focuses on the identification, rehabilitation, and education of individuals with communication disorders. NISH conducts degree programmes in Computers and Fine Arts. Students admitted to the limited number of seats undergoes a foundation programme and only those qualify a preliminary screening test only will be permitted to continue with the degree programme. Students who fail in the test and thereby lose chance to join the degree programmes were offered a vocational skill to facilitate their employment. NISH joined hands with ASAP for offering skill training to these students as part of their New Initiatives Programme. As part of the plan, ASAP conducted Skill Training Programmes in the NISH campus at Akkulam. The required facilities such as class rooms, computers and internet were provided by the NISH. ASAP offered two skill courses from its Entertainment and Gem and Jewellery sectors to the NISH students