Youthreach in partnership with Unipatch Rubber Limited launched a community development programme in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh. An extensive need assessment study was conducted in the area to assess the critical issues that required interventions for the overall development of the community. Post analysis Project Ujjwal was launched in January 2015.
Under Project Ujjwal, digital literacy and vocational training are being targeted. A computer centre has been set up to provide easy and quality level computer education within the close proximity to all age groups. Further, Youthreach has collaborated with Government I.T.I Nalagarh, to initiate the OMNI Skill development programme in order to provide skill based education to the youth. Under this programme, youth from the less-privileged background who enrolled in the related motor mechanic trades at the I.T.I, will also be imparted technical skills related to the tyre technology. The programme aims to expose students to real life work situations, to equip them with the necessary skills that intensify their job acumen and to identify and motivate potential students for setting up small units and to lead them towards self-employment.