Caring is sharing Towards inclusive well-being
TAFE's CSR activities that reach out to enrich and empower the differently abled, are driven by its conviction that for growth to be meaningful, it has to be progressive and wholly inclusive.
Established in 1980 at Alampatti near Madurai, JRehab employs
orthopedically challenged women to make wiring harnesses,
fender harnesses, battery cables, trailer sockets and toolkit bags
for TAFE's tractors. An all-women workforce, this unit is run as a
regular business, driven by targets and plans, which have been
As early as the 1970s, TAFE's former chairman, Mr. A. Sivasailam firmly believed that it was essential to focus on abilities and not disabilities. This dream of Mr. Sivasailam formed the core of JRehab that focuses on the enrichment and empowerment of the differently abled.
TAFE won the National Award for the Best Employer for People with Disabilities in the year 2000. In the same year, the State Government of Tamil Nadu also conferred JRehab with the Best Employer Award for providing the highest number of employment opportunities to persons with disabilities.
The employees are provided with appropriate transport services and a conducive work environment. They are also provided with calipers once a year, completely free of cost, to assist with mobility.
This unique initiative continues to support the differently abled to lead a life of self-reliance and dignity.