1 million of India's youth turn 18 years of age every month. More than 50% of them do not complete high school. 93% of children under the age of 18 are employed in the often exploitative informal sector. Only 14.6% of graduates from the University of Mumbai were found employable.
About 29% of students who begin grade 9 actually end up pursuing any education after school.
Access to education is not a privilege, it’s a right. And yet, 61 million children are not in school, most of them girls. Educating children no matter where they are is one of the biggest steps we can take toward ending poverty.
From a very young age, my students were told that they could be whatever they want.
Today they are in their 10th grade and gearing up to make their first major decision in life.
Back when I was in 10th I was privileged to be born to well educated parents who could guide me.
I was privileged to have educated relatives, family friends, neighbors and well wishers.
Today, my batch of 10th graders need your help.
Antarang Foundation's Career Aware Program will instill a sense of hope, confidence and autonomy linked with the very concrete outcome of a career plan. They will provide information and knowledge about various career tracks and job opportunities.
Program details :
• 15 hour Career Guidance Program (conducted over 5 days)
• Encourages students to stay in education and aspire for careers of choice
• Conducted as an interactive workshop with individual workbooks •Includes: 1) Self Awareness – Interests, Aptitude, Personality, Realities, Aspirations, Support Systems
2) Career Awareness •Career Planning •Counseling with Individual Career Reports
The program costs INR 19000/- for a batch of 30 students
We need your help to get them to impact our batch of 94 students.
Will you help light their torch for them?