While some NGOs provide opportunities for vocational skills to youth, most of them are unable to find suitable employment. The few who do are unable to sustain it. Youthreach believes that it is essential to give young adults a set of skills and exposure to prepare them for employability apart from training NGO staff who works with these youth.
The Capacity and Skill Building Initiative of Youthreach aims at providing youth from our partner NGOs with training opportunities in diverse areas by creating linkages with skilled persons and organisations who become our volunteers.
Mridula Sakle, Muskaan: “The baker and trainees of Muskaan Bakery had a wonderful experience working with the chef from Hotel Hilton. They learnt to bake a variety of products like soft-baked chocolate cookies, crunch oatmeal cookies, choco-chip cookies, focaccia and doughnuts. Apart from the actual baking, the visiting team also shared with our chefs some tips on presentation. We are now making Crunchy Oatmeal cookies, Focaccia and Doughnuts regularly. Focaccia, particularly, sells like hot cakes at our sales counter helping Muskaan to reach out to various customers in and around Vasant Kunj.”
Alka Parmar, Children of the World: “Children of the World are grateful to Youthreach for giving an opportunity to the youth of the Manglapuri community to do vocational courses like Hardware and Networking and Service Industry (SIC). These youth are from the marginalised section of the community. But they now have the confidence to use the knowledge gained from these courses, and find a job in these sectors to support their families.”