Welding Centre of Excellence

The initiative undertaken with support from the Department of Prisons, Tamil Nadu and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is providing welding training to the inmates of Trichy Central Prison to build their capacities and help them find a job on their release and lead a normal life.

Inaugurated in May 2015, the aim of the project is to keep the inmates productively engaged; prepare them for social and psychological readjustment and rehabilitation by enhancing collaborative and social skills; imbibe work discipline; and developself-confidence
and economic independence.
Tamil Nadu
Skill & training
to 200 inmates

Such forms of rehabilitation can help to reduce the number of repeat offenders who return to jail after being unable to adapt to life outside of jail. Initiatives like the Welding Training Programme, helps the to 200 inmates to learn a skill, master it, and when they go out of the prison, give them the opportunity to find a job thus improving their livelihood and allowing them and their family to begin a new life.