It is estimated that by 2020 around 500 million people in our country will reach working age, which will be the largest in the world. At the same time, looking at the current scenario where more than 80% of youth in the country have not completed school, it can be inferred that these youth, unless given vocational skills, will neither have enough competency to work as skilled labour to meet the growing needs of various industries, nor will they work for long as casual labour before falling prey to an addiction leading to battered minds & bodies.
At Nutshell Education Healthtech Association, we believe in giving a ‘second chance’ to the out of school deprived youth and help them earn a decent living. By providing vocational training and life skills, we intend to turn the less privileged youth into an asset for the society and the nation.
We have a flexible and innovative model that has been appreciated by the Planning Commission and has proved effective in the urban, rural and tribal belts. Our model ensures that the local community needs are met thus benefiting the youth as well as the entire community or village.
It is an inspired movement with a desire to bring about a change for the betterment of the society and the nation.
THE 4 PILLARS OF Youth Improvement:
Community engagement aims to develop leadership among underprivileged youth and solve community problems. Issues like leadership development, community work, problem solving, sports, culture, recreation & life skills are taken up.
The next pillar is Partnership with major stake holders, Industry, Government, NGO’s and communities. This also includes tying up with trade agencies and associations for employment opportunities in the unorganized sector. At Nutshell Education Healthtech Association, we also arrange industry visits for new students as these industry partners can be potential employers.
Create wage and self-employment and empowerment for bringing these students to the economic mainstream. ‘Livelihood Training’ aims at solving the problem of school dropouts without marketable skills. This training enables the students to gain expertise in skills like Electrical Wireman, A/C Refrigeration, Motor Mechanic, Motor Driving, etc. for boys and courses like Tailoring, Cutting, Beautician, Mehendi etc. for girls.
Of the total students trained each year, approximately 60% are gainfully employed either through a wage or self-employment. We have a dedicated Placement Cell at the Head Office and has tie ups with many small and large companies along with Livelihood Coordinators spread across the geography.
a) We train boys and girls in 3000 villages every year across 18 states of the country
b) We have trained 6.5 lakh school dropouts so far and working on their livelihood
c) Livelihood-oriented courses for village as well as urban economy
d) NSDC Partner
e) 1000 committed people on the ground