Employability Programme for youth in slums

by SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST
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Summary

Youth from slums, vulnerable families and lower socio-economic households rarely get jobs in the formal sector. Saath identifies these youth, train them and place them with entry level jobs in manufacturing and service sectors.
$294,444
total goal
$287,509
remaining
30
donors
2
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Youth as a group, face problems related to employment, health, sex, education, future prospects and all these along with the metamorphosis into an adult. Youth in slums face not only a lack of basic services, but additionally have to deal with the issue of creating their identity, shouldering responsibility and making it on their own. Armed with a sub-standard education, limited social skills, and restricted information these youth face the globalised world.

Solution

The project trains unemployed, school and college drop out youth from slums in different technical sectors such as Customer Relations and Servicing, Computer Hardware, Desktop Publishing, BPO, Bed Side Patient Skills and lifeskills and places them with entry level jobs in the formal sector.

Long-Term Impact

Entry in the formal job market with an understanding of how to seek future employment Increase in their self-esteem, quality of life and improvement in their economic conditions. Creating role models for other youth from their communities Breaking the cycle of poverty by getting them into steady jobs

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.saath.org
Saath website
Saath's Blog
Youth Employability Programme

Organization Information

SAATH CHARITABLE TRUST

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
Website: http:/​/​www.saath.org
Project Leader:
Keren Nazareth
co-director
Ahmedabad, Gujarat India

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