Mumbai, August 27: In a landmark initiative by Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA) President, Reena Lanba, an agreement was signed with the reputed Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), School of Vocational Education, Mumbai to provide diploma/ degree courses in Early Child Development Education, enabling naval wives to be professionally qualified and work as Pre-primary school teachers.
Students enrolled for this course shall undergo a work involved training program which will enable them to gain skills by practicing real- time in the Kindergarten schools. Women Empowerment has always been the main thrust for NWWA and this is a small step in that direction. This program has been started in NWWA centers of Delhi and Mumbai, and will soon be implemented in the naval bases of Visakhapatnam and Kochi also.
Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA), the Community support system of Indian Navy has been involved in multifarious welfare activities aimed towards improving the quality of life within the naval community and outside too.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936 as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. In 1944, it was renamed as the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was declared Deemed to be a University under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act (UGC), 1956. TISS has total of eighteen schools and thirty seven centers.