There are 36 million unemployed youth in India.
Of these 24 million live in villages and substantial number move to
cities in search of employment. One of the reasons for unemployment
among youth is the significant disconnect between the school education
and the opportunities, skills, and exposure necessary to achieve full
potential and earn livelihood.
Solution: Working at the intersection of education and livelihood,
we create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the aspiring
youth. We make the school education practical and relevant by integrating
vocational education as part of the secondary and higher secondary school
curriculum (Grade 9-12) with student age group of 14-18 years.
Current Scale: Focused on working with secondary and higher secondary
school students, currently Lend A Hand India is working across 24 states/UTs
covering 10,000+schools and 1 million+ students.
Partnerships with State Governments: In addition to direct implementation
in the schools, we have entered into partnership with 24 states/UTs
to provide them with technical and project management support to scale
up vocational education in the state. Currently, we are working Andhra
Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra Nagar & Haveli,
Delhi NCT, Diu & Daman, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir,
Jharkhand, Karnataka, Ladakh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha,
Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana & Uttarakhand.
The programs have led to an increase in enrollment, enhancement of academic
performance, reduction in the dropout rate, and higher number of secondary
school graduates opting for technical education.
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Summer Internship: Lend A Hand India has launched a unique program
to provide 80 hours internships to 11th/12th grade students with
small/micro enterprise in an area of their choice. Type of businesses
our students work with include coffee shops, auto garage, retail
cloth shops, travel agencies, grocery stores etc. Watch
Building Innovators for Tomorrow – Providing sustainable solution
for pasture crisis
Rekha, a 16 year old girl hails from a farming family of Kurze village,
Thane district. She is a dynamic student of Kurze School as she
is among the few students who are deeply interested, both in academics,
extra curriculum activities. She is interested in innovating things
and learning a variety of skills beyond the mainstream. Her prudence
drove her to pursue Multi Skill Foundation Course (MSFC) and motivated
her to try hydroponic fodder as a sustainable solution for pasture
Multi Skill Foundation Course opens job
opportunity for Girls in Elevator Industry!! Employers such as A V Elevators, have taken a step ahead and
provided internship opportunities for girls, for the first time,
in their industry and are now interested in offering these girls
jobs on successful completion of the internship. Read