Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi

by Udayan Care
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi
Digital literacy for underserved youth in Delhi

Summary

There is a growing demand for computer education and information technology among the poor urban and rural communities including communities around our Udayan Care's residential homes for children without parental care. This project intends to focus on mixed communities; located around our Udayan Homes and those in the densely populated clusters of slums, resettlement colonies and other low income settlements by setting up IT centers provided by Microsoft's Community Technology Skills Programme.

$15,000
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$14,128
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10
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0
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2
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7
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Challenge

The Census of India 2011 projects that the working age group will constitute up to 64% of India's population by 2021. The bulk of this increase is likely to be in the younger age group of 20-35 years. In order to tap the unlimited potential of this large youth population and to enhance their employability quotient technology play a major role.Therefore, there is an urgent need to address the issue by maximizing the employment rates for better standards of living.

Solution

Based on Udayan Care's mission to enable every adult the dignity of self-reliance, Udayan Care's Information Technology & Skill Centres were initiated in 2004 to enable under-served youth and adults to improve their livelihood options. Our centers offer certificate and diploma courses in basic as well as advanced computer applications. Spoken English, life skills training and job readiness training are also part of the curriculum. Our 14 IT Centres in Delhi-NCR have impacted 16185 students.

Long-Term Impact

With training and career counselling through our placement assistance, our students are able to get better jobs with incomes increasing by at least 20-25%, thus improving the standard of living of their families. this programme ensures to empower disadvantaged children and youth with informed choices/decisions and actions related to personal, financial and social uplift. Since inception, our 13 IT centres have equipped over 13,369 students across Delhi and NCR .

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Organization Information

Udayan Care

Location: New Delhi, Delhi - India
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Twitter: @UdayanCare
Project Leader:
Kiran Modi
New Delhi, Delhi India
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