By 2030, an estimated 825 million children are expected to leave school without basic secondary-level skills. To address the skills mismatch contributing to high youth unemployment, children & youth need to be provided with opportunities to explore, practice, make mistakes and learn. At the same time, supported with a positive work environment for them to thrive and be job-ready.
For acquiring, nurturing & succeeding in work, youth in schools & colleges need to develop a mix of foundational skills, life skills, digital and job-specific skills. Schools focus on foundational skills, while there is an increase in demand for digital skills in the market. For a smooth transition from school to work, we onboard children & youth (age 13 years and above) as Interns from economically challenging backgrounds. We provide them a platform to explore different areas of their interest, build on their strengths, and empower them with the essential life skills required for them to be job-ready. They are also supported with a monthly stipend to make them self-reliant. Throughout their internship, they explore different areas of their interests, design, plan, execute projects & track impact. Working on these projects makes them ready for the current jobs in the market.
3. Communications - Youth who are in their final years of college, and have chosen streams such as mass media, advertising, marketing, and other similar fields, join us and put their knowledge to application, practice and improve their skills to build the pathway for their future. We are looking at supporting 5 interns in this quarter through this vertical and giving them exposure to the market.