Cultivating Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural India

by World Corps, India


Investing in rural youth - who often leave for opportunities in cities - by providing them with technology and entrepreneurial skills to grow local businesses and develop professional careers locally.
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In rural Kuppam, few training programs target young people. Additionally, residents lack reliable access to electricity and up-to-date information. World Corps' (WC) transforms these barriers into opportunities by helping competent young leaders build businesses and develop expertise to create information, energy and market-driven products. In 2002, 15 individuals were selected from 127 applicants and trained to establish five Community Information Centers (CICs).


A 2-phase curriculum prepares participants to run a business and take a leading role in development of their communities. It introduces theories of community and econ. development and implements them.

Long-Term Impact

Approximately 30 entrepreneurs will be trained in year 2. By year 3, 10 CICs will be established to train approximately 150 entrepreneurs per year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


World Corps Web Site
Generating Youth Employment Through ICT

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World Corps, India

Location: Seattle, Washington - USA
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World Corps, India

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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $730 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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