NeedChildren living in orphanages transition out of homes once they turn 18 and are legally adults. This phase (called Aftercare) is a crucial transitionary period for such young adults as they reintegrate into larger society. However, due to lack of adequate financial support and limited exposure, they are often unable to continue their education and instead, take up small odd jobs for sustenance. This along with the lack of a strong social support system, makes them vulnerable to exploitation, substance abuse, volatile social relationships etc. All these factors combined mean that they are, most often, one life-crisis away from being pushed back into poverty.
SolutionThe key solution is to provide such young adults with a longer runway to transition and continue to offer support that empowers them towards financial and social independence - much like what our parents did for us.
Guardians Aftercare ProgramThe Guardians Aftercare Program provides financial support & mentorship to meritorious 10th & 12th grade students passing out of orphanages/shelter homes. They receive a INR 25,000 cash award along with a year long mentorship and exposure, which empowers them to take informed decisions about their higher education, career and other crucial life decisions.Providing this runway for our vulnerable young adults have shown phenomenal increase in the number of students who decide to pursue their education and aspire for more.
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