Vocational Training for Underprivileged Youth in Andra Pradesh

Partner: ADM Capital Foundation
Country: India
Start date: 01/07/2013
Project type: Vocational training
Project reach: 950 direct beneficiaries

Through the ADM Capital Foundation and their local partner ASSIST, the GSRD Foundation supports the vocational trainings of 950 troubled and depressed youths aged 14 to 18 in Andhra Pradesh, India. Using a vocational training centre established by ASSIST, intensive training is given in trades such as computer applications, garment making, fashion design and masonry.

The vocational education centre was established by ASSIST to provide schooling to adolescents who had either been unable to access or complete primary level education, and who were as a result working in agriculture or hazardous industries, without proper remuneration and safety measures.

The project supported by the GSRD Foundation provides six month long intensive residential and non-residential trainings. Residential trainings are offered only to girls, providing them with an alternative to travelling back and forth, which is seen as dangerous for girls in India.

The ADM Capital Foundation was established in 2006 by investment advisor ADM Capital to fund innovative approaches to promoting equity and environmental conservation in Asia. Their mission is to offer strategic funding and other support to organisations and projects that work toward the alleviation of poverty, the education of underprivileged children and environmental conservation in a manner that is sustainable and sensitive to local cultures. Read more about the ADM Capital Foundation.