Yuva Platform address the pinching need for skilled employees in various industries in India and to create employment opportunities for the youth dropping out of school, Asara Education and Welfare Foundation started an initiative called Yuva Platform for Literacy, Education and Vocational Training. Yuva Platform (YP) works across the country to provide individuals with employability skills needed to address the India’s growing need for skilled manpower.
Yuva Platform targets students who have dropped out of school or have completed their formal education up to 8th or 10th grade. These youth are forced to drop education mid way to cater to their family and financial needs. Our objective is to facilitate quality and holistic education by spreading awareness, building self confidence in them and empower youth with hands on skills to enable attainment of livelihoods and a way out of poverty.
YP has revamped its entire curriculum and training methodology along a framework of ‘Know and Do’, making the curriculum entirely practical in nature and simulating working conditions through measures like introducing night shifts, longer daily training durations, etc. We have also developed innovative methods to ensure that skills that are being taught should be used to service customer demand, generating revenue to subsidize the training, while helping trainees develop practical skills.
Community engagement aims to develop leadership among underprivileged youth and solve community problems. Issues like leadership development, community work, problem solving, sports, culture, recreation & life skills are taken up.
The next pillar is Partnership with major stake holders, Industry, Government, NGO’s and communities. This also includes tying up with trade agencies and associations for employment opportunities in the unorganized sector. At Yuva Platform, we also arrange industry visits for new students as these industry partners can be potential employers.
Create wage and self-employment and empowerment for bringing these students to the economic mainstream. ‘Livelihood Training’ aims at solving the problem of school dropouts without marketable skills. This training enables the students to gain expertise in skills like Electrical, Mason, Computer Courses, Agriculture, Security Guard, Pharmacy Assistant, Fitter- Fabrication, Mobile Repairing, Sewing Machine Operator, CCTV Installation, House Keeping, F & B Service, Plumber, Motor Mechanic etc.
Of the total students trained each year, approximately 50% are gainfully employed either through a wage or self-employment. YP has a dedicated Placement Cell at the Head Office and has tie ups with many small and large companies along with Livelihood Coordinators spread across the geography.