Kaushalam Foundation team recently visited Kalwara village on the outskirts of Jaipur to carry out skills audit in the village. As part of the baseline study to understand and analyze the implementation of various vocational skill training programs in the village the team had interacted with the local Sarpanch Dr. Hari Narayan, village youth, high school teachers and parents.
According to Rakesh Bunkar of Kalwara, “I want a good job in an MNC. But without proper training of spoken English and computer training, it seems impossible. If Kaushalam starts a training center here, it would be of great help to me and other aspiring youth of my village.” Establishment of Mahindra SEZ near the village has immensely inspired youngsters to take up white collar jobs, but like there’s a flip
side to every coin, SEZ has contributed, in one or other way, to the development of underemployment in the area. Even the graduates of village are willingly taking up roles like security guard and office boy. This undesirable trend has become a deterrent to the holistic growth of the village.
And here comes the role of Kaushalam Foundation. Which aims to empower the youth by providing necessary skill development courses coupled with enterprising skills, so that their skills can be harnessed for the holistic development of India to grow as a developed nation.
After series of interactions with the different stakeholders and careful analysis the team has identified the need for a training center providing customized and need based vocational skill training programs to address the problem of underemployment.
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