Skill development & enhancing employability by providing education, training and developing skills of urban poor youth.
Work and Achievements
1. Skill Enchancement Programme
With a focus on overall development, Joining Hands initiated a three months intensive training programme in the Badarpur area of New Delhi, where the youth is trained in basic skills such as computer literacy, English, life and soft skills. We have developed a need based and a market oriented curriculum which has been further supported through guest lectures by industry professionals. With an attendance as high as 82%, the drop rate is as low as 4%. Till now, over 850 youth have been trained under this programme and we have been successful in placing over 70% in reputed organisations like Costa Coffee, KFC, Pizza Hut, Café Coffee Day, Mark & Spencer, Reliable Private Limited, Competent Software, Kidzania, Cinepolis, Big Bazar, Pamac Finserv Private Limited, Nandos, Subway, Save the Children, Cry, SOS Village, Khushii, Concern India Foundation etc.
2. The Hospitality skills development programme:
The ever-growing hospitality sector has abundance of employment opportunities but at the same time a gap in availability of trained and skilled resources. Joining Hands, in collaboration with Le Meridien, New Delhi runs the Hospitality Skills Development programme for the less privileged girls Through this fast track module on hotel operations training we equip the beneficiaries with skills that help them to get appropriate jobs in the hospitality sector. By now we have trained around 75 such girls with placement rate of over 70%. Most of them have been placed in reputed restaurants.
3. Higher Education
While reaching out to the youth for the Skill Enhancement programme, Joining Hands came across the challenges faced by meritorious less-privileged students who are keen on pursuing higher education but do not have the financial resources to do so. Joining Hands expanded its outreach by initiating the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for less privileged students by sponsoring their fees and other related expenses for professional courses like engineering, medical, hotel management etc. More than 160 students from Delhi/NCR, Bangalore and Pune have been supported under this Scholarship Programme.
We organize various events and workshops for school going children and youth with the purpose of fostering sensitivity and creating social consciousness amongst them. We engage in conducting capacity building workshops and training for various stakeholders in the society on various social issues such as POSH, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and Gender Sensitization.
Fund Utilisation Statement
To educate and enhance the skills of urban poor youth to help them generate livelihoods for themselves and reaching out to a larger number of beneficiaries.