Education  India Project #21320

Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training

by India Partners
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training
Transforming Youth in India with Computer Training


You can empower youth, 18-24 years old, with disabilities to learn computer skills so they can get a job or start a business in India. This project will equip about 28 students with disabilities with computer skills each year. The education you provide will give young people with disabilities the opportunity to succeed in a career in the IT field, support their families, and create a strong sense of self-worth.

total goal
monthly donors


In India, 21.9 million people are affected with a disability and 74% of them are unemployed. Most have never found gainful employment, even after graduating college. Much of this is due to a stigma in India that people with a disability cannot do any work. Therefore, they rarely gain the skills needed to be productive in the workplace. Many companies, across all sectors, are looking to hire computer-qualified graduates and are willing to hire people with disabilities.


Computer training gives people with disabilities the necessary skills to apply for quality jobs in the workforce. After course completion, the students take a Government Exam and graduate with a "Certificate in Computer Application." In addition, they learn resume writing and interview skills. As a result, most of our students are placed in jobs either before or after graduating from the year-long course. Hostel facilities are also available for up to 14 students who can't commute.

Long-Term Impact

More than 300 people with disabilities have been trained for an IT career to date. Presently, we have capacity to train 30 people per year. Not only are the students' lives transformed but often times they become the highest earner in their families. They are able to provide a steady income that is a tremendous help and encouragement to their families. Today, you can help Indian youth with disabilities succeed in life and change their world.


Organization Information

India Partners

Location: Eugene, OR - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IndiaPartners
Project Leader:
John Sparks
Eugene , OR United States
$2,487 raised of $5,000 goal
78 donations
$2,513 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

India Partners has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.