Over the many years of caring for homeless children, we realised a different type of care was needed once they become legal adult & hence can't stay in care homes meant for young children. Today, the Futures program has 900 young boys & girls where support is needed to help them find jobs & independent settlements. The program teaches key skills like medical support, financial management, group living, public speaking, leadership, vocational training, support for College education.
Youth comprising the highest demographic in current times, severe competition amongst this group for a place in society demands relevant and specific skills suited for particular tasks. The marginalized youth have no form of schooling to fall back on at all. Both, partially educated and uneducated members of this community are seen to languish at the bottom of the social pyramid, for want of opportunities and training.
To help that allows our young adolescent girls & boys to continue studying & training for good, skill-based jobs & earn independent settlements. The program allows young adults aged 18 & above to choose full/part-time academic courses while also living independently out of the Rainbow Homes. To inculcate self-dependence, young adults are encouraged and assisted with joining part-time jobs in shopping malls, restaurants or offices around the city.
Creating a sustainable environment for 900 young adults that enables independent livelihood, encouraging higher studies and professional qualifications, enhancing employment opportunities through vocational skill development programme, personality development and communication skills. Providing support in managing independence, socially, emotionally and financially, developing the knowledge, skills and attitude that will help to lead a sensible, mature, responsible and independent life.
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