Essential Skills

Several Non-governmental Organisations are playing a key role in improving vocational training of youth in India, which will help them break the cycle of poverty

6/2/2015 12:17:59 PM
written By : Sidhant Singh Print

American senator Conrad Burns rightly said: “Vocational education programmes have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilise their unique gifts and talents.”
As previously discussed we have established the importance of education in the process of alleviating poverty in India. But after someone has basic formal education, what are they supposed to do with it? Vocational Training programmes and NGOs are extremely important in the economic growth and development of India. There are multiple NGOs that tackle this issue and surprisingly most work at similar impact levels. They are all working within their respective districts and are not too large.
Etasha is an NGO that aims to train youth for employability. Their mission statement is “Helping young people to make the right choices at the right time, and enabling them to lead successful and healthy lives”. Etasha, founded in 2006, is helping young people to develop new skills, by giving them access to relevant vocational training and connecting them with employers. This will enable them to take control of their own careers and lives, and also help their families break out of the cycle of poverty.

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