Youth Employability Report
Unemployment is one of the major problems faced by youth in India. Saath noticed that there are many youngsters in Gujarat who have dropped out of schools so that they could work and earn money. But they don’t have proper training for this. So to solve this Saath started employability programs, not in Gujarat but also in Rajasthan.
Objectives of the Programme
Duration: October 2012 to December 2012 Work done Total Trained: 989
Total Placed: 455
Total Undergoing: 756 (in the month of December 12) Introduction about Programs: The courses selected for the programs are also a result of market research and need assessment program from the community itself. The courses which are run in these training centres are:
The entire above mentioned program is for entry level jobs. We also provide them placement assistance. The sector has been divided into formal and non-formal trainings: 1. Under non formal trainings:
2. Formal training programs:
For non-formal trainings, SAATH has collaborated with Bosch India Foundation and Shivia Micro finance as they both are well known for their qualitative and effective work. They use their expertise in providing opportunity to impart training about safety standards. For formal trainings we have collaborated with Government of Gujarat, American India Foundation and Rajasthan Mission of Livelihood.
Innovations of the program:
As a value addition for youth SAATH have organized guest lectures on:
For the persons with disability sensitization lecture is also organized, to take more and more differently abled student sensitized parents are also included for the lecture.
SAATH set up a community based livelihood Centre named “Falah- E- Niswa” at Juhapura (which is an area with a 99% Muslim population) for vulnerable women with the aim of linking them to livelihood resources, providing information and to develop training and capacity building programs to help them get jobs or work from home.
This center will provide the information to women on issues like domestic violence, Educational and Health issues etc and try to guide them to overcome those. Center will also create linkages with other programmes of Saath like Micro Finance, CFS, Urban Resource Center Etc. This will holistically support the women approaching the center.
Activities undertaken are as follows.
Women Development Centre- Status as on 30th December 12
Centre Name Batch date Trade No. of Women undergoing training
Juhapura 15th Sep. 12 to 15th November Computer Course 23
Juhapura 15th Sep. 12 to 15th November English Speaking 17
1st October to 31st December 2012 Beauty Parlour 12
TRAINING AND PLACEMENT
During October, 12 to December 12, total 25 batches were carried out covering Gujarat and Rajasthan. Profiling of the students was undertaken by the placement cell at each centre. Students were provided counselling three times during the batch for guidance and placement support to the students. Below mentioned table shows the status for first six months.
Youth Employability Program Status (October 12’ to December 12’)
Male Female Total Male Female Total
General 573 400 973 287 162 449
Disabled 8 8 16 6 - 6
Total 581 408 989 293 162 455
SAATH has achieved and gone beyond the target set out for the year 2011-12. Currently SAATH has been requested by multiple nagarpalikas to restart the Umeed program across Gujarat. Success Story: Name: Minaz Mehmood Saha
Age: 21 years
Minaz lives with her parents and 2 brother-sisters at Sankalit nagar, Juhapura. Her mother is a house wife and father is a daily wager so their economic condition was not got. Due to her socio- economic Minaz had to quit studies but due to her interest in computer she joined the course her family was not happy with her decision, her father told her that doing a computer course wont give you a job then what is the use of learning it? But she was determined to learn the course. One day she went to a nearby balghar(preschool) where she met women development coordinator Zaheeda Shaikh , she asked her about her education and family background. Looking at her enthusiasm and determination Zaheeda offered her a computer teacher’s post at her center. Minaz was really happy but was reluctant to say yes. When Zaheeda asked her about her reluctancy she told her that her parents won’t agree on this. Zaheeda then went Minaz’s place and convince her parents. After initial hesitancy her parents finally agreed to do a teacher’s job at the center. After joining the center Minaz helped many underprevilage muslim girls in learn the basics of computer, during this period she developed an interest for studying again. Minaz met Zaheeda and told her that she again want to continue her studies. Zaheeda not only encouraged her but also convinced her parents. Now Minaz has continued her 12 standard studies and also she’s working as a computer teacher at Women development centre.
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