Vocational and Skills Training to Stimulate Youth Employment

Partner: Plan Nederland
Country: India
Start date: 01/01/2010
Project type: Vocational training
Project reach: 3,700

Together with Plan Nederland, the GSRD foundation has set up an initiative to stimulate youth employment by providing vocational and life skills training for underprivileged girls and boys in resettlement colonies of Delhi and Hyderabad, India.

The key purpose of the initiative is to provide young girls and boys from underprivileged backgrounds fair access to education. The specific objectives of the project are to provide 3,700 girls and boys from poor and socially excluded families access to vocational and life skills training. These boys and girls, between the ages of 16 and 35, will be directly linked to employment opportunities through partnerships with Plan India, an expert agency on vocational training, civil society organizations and the business sector.

With this project we strive to build awareness for all stakeholders (particularly target families, target communities, and potential employers) on the importance of the economic empowerment of girls.

Plan Nederland (part of Plan International) is committed to improving children’s rights worldwide and to improve compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In this challenge, PLAN puts the rights and opportunities of girls first. Read more about Plan Nederland.