Welfare boost for Indian maritime cadets
Thousands of cadets and trainees in India will benefit from in-depth wellness training and support thanks to funding from the ITF Seafarers’ Trust. The partnership between the grant-making trust and global maritime welfare charity Sailors’ Society will see a reshaping of cadet wellbeing and welfare in the country.
Working with maritime institutions and schools across India, a three-day Wellness at Sea training course will follow the Society’s annual India cadet conference. Schools will also be given the Society’s Wellness at Sea Awareness Campaign resources and access to a Sailors’ Society liaison officer for help when needed.
All this on top of the charity’s peer-to-peer support groups for cadets, cadet newsletters, e-learning programme, which will see cadets awarded a certificate on completion and a dedicated 24/7 helpline. (cj)