Chithra's Birthday fundraiser for Vocational Training | Milaap
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Andy turns 40 on April 30. Pledge to help unemployed youngsters become skilled professionals and celebrate Andy's birthday with us.


More than 92% of Indian workforce remains unskilled today. They face significant hurdles in the job market than their skilled counterparts. The primary reason for not acquiring adequate skills is either inadequate funds or having undergone some informal education which has no industry exposure.
Kapil, an aspiring 23-year-old graduate from Depalpur village in Madhya Pradesh dreamt of a career in technology services. With a loan as little as Rs. 29,000 he enrolled in a 3 month Java programming course conducted by Talent Sprint – one of the partners of the National Skill Development Corporation. With that course, things changed drastically for Kapil. He performed well in his training, got plenty of hands-on practice in Java programming and was placed in a well-paid job in a software company soon after. Today he is proud to be contributing to the company's growth and his family income - and repaying his loan!
The National Skill Development Mission is the story of millions like Kapil – young sharp minds looking for an opportunity to shape their skills. The Mission is an initiative of unprecedented scale, never before in the history of mankind has a anyone aimed to skill 500 million in a decade. However, the National Skill Development Corporation and trainers like Talent Sprint are building this mission, one student at a time. Loans are granted to students who tend to lose out on a job opportunity due to lack of technical skills. Each loan means a lot for the young men like Kapil, and a little step for India in realizing the potential of her youth!
$2,475 raised

Goal: $1,000

Supporters (32)

Vani lent US $25

Happy birthday, Andy!

Karthika lent US $50


Latha lent US $25
Shonali lent US $25

Happy birthday, Andy!

Montpelier lent Rs.70,520
Ravichandran lent US $25