Youth Empowerment and Social Transformation

The Youth Empowerment and Social Transformation programme will enable 150 under-educated, unemployed young adults in Bangalore, India to participate in an intensive 50-day job-training program leading to a placement and paid work.


Sree Guruvayurappan Bhajan Samaj Trust

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Give2Asia is a U.S.-based organization that connects corporations, foundations, and individuals with charitable projects and social enterprises across Asia.

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  • India


In India, a large percentage of youths have no access to formal higher education, and approximately 80% of Indian children do not reach the 10th grade. Without proper education, training, and supervision, these children disproportionately turn to non-productive, anti-social activities, and are ill-prepared to enter the workforce.


Funds for this project will allow the Unnati Skill Center in Bangalore (Karnataka) India to provide 150 individuals with 320 hours of intensive vocational and job-skills training.  The trainees are mostly unemployed 18-25 year-olds who are less educated or semi-literate, who come from remote villages or slums where they face significant financial and educational impediments.  At the completion of the 50 day program, Unnati is able to place these participants into paying jobs with a historical 100% success rate. The Unnati Training Program was conceived to harness the potential of these young people, and mouldsgbstrust-1 them into self-reliant, productive working citizens of India. The program starts with an outreach campaign to identify underprivileged youths from remote villages, taluk districts, or slums where there are severe financial challenges.  This project will enroll 150 young people (aged 18-25) into 300-320 hours of intensive vocational and job-skills training. During the 50-day training program, these participants learn a core vocation, basic computer skills, spoken English, leadership skills, public speaking, and life skills.  Upon the conclusion of the program, Unnati helps these youths find paying jobs with an historical 100% success rate.  Below you will see a list of the vocations where graduates tend to find work, as well as examples of the companies who have recruited past graduates and their income range per month. 1) Administrative Assistant: Recruiting Companies: AXA Insurance, Brigade Group, First Source, HGS, TCS; (Income per Month: INR 8,000 – INR 15,000). 2) Retail Worker: Recruiting Companies: CCD, FedEx, Lifestyle, Shopper Stop; (Income per Month: INR 8,000 – INR 15,000). 3) Guest Care Employee: Recruiting Companies: Carlson, Hotel Atria, St. Mark’s; (Income per Month: INR 7,000 – INR 12,000). 4) Beautician: Placement Companies: Body Craft Salon, Kathy’s, Venus; (Income per Month: INR 7,000 – INR 10,000)

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