New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) President Madhubaala Naik, who inaugurated website www.afwwaservices.co.in for providing employment to the wives and widows of Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel, has said the placement cell was opened addressing their needs, as they said it was tough for them to survive on the pensions.
"Initially, the idea came to me thinking of widows of Indian Air Force. Because they come to us very often saying we need some job we can't survive on the pension. Then we worked out on this placement cell and ICICI was very kind to help us in this," said Madhubaala Naik, wife of Air Chief Marshall P V Naik.
Tailing about the jobs available to the widows and wives, Naik said the main motive was to provide employment to the women in their hometown.In any field, like banking also, corporate field is coming forward to help us. My proposal was that women should get jobs in their own hometown. So that she is able to look after the family also and earn some money also," said Madhubaala Naik.
She said that she has further plans to be implemented in the schools run by the Air Force Wives Welfare Association for special children.
"We always have a school for special children. We teach them painting, paper bag making. We have looms also. Now, I am planning to buy some more looms and carry forward with whatever plans I have," said Madhubaala Naik.
The website that was inaugurated by Madhubaala Naik on April 29 is designed by the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Group and has been dedicated to AFWWA by Chanda Kochhar, CEO and MD, ICICI Bank Pvt. Ltd.
The site is a new job site exclusively for AFWWA members. The website has separate login for employers and job seekers. It has a knowledge zone with tips on attending interviews, resume writing and a host of e-learning courses offered by ICICI Bank.
The website is enhancing the ongoing efforts of AFWWA in providing job assistance to its needy members and has evolved as a dynamic and responsive platform proving another milestone towards 'women empowerment'.
AFWWA was established in Oct 1970 with the main objective to provide assistance to the families of serving, retired, disabled and deceased personnel of the IAF.
Starting with a humble beginning of just seven members, the association has now grown to 1,80,000 members.
AFWWA has rendered service to the cause of distressed widows and its members in many ways and over the years its sphere of work has widened considerably. (ANI)