NEW DELHI, JANUARY 11, 2022
India’s largest self-implementing childcare NGO SOS Children’s Villages of India has imparted skill training to over 2,000 youth in the last two years which has helped them in finding employment at improved salaries.
The NGO offers skill upgrades to youth through the Vocational Training Centres that it runs in Nizamuddin, Raipur, Pallah Nuh, Varanasi, Bhopal and Faridabad. The centres offer courses in Desktop Publishing and Web Designing, Domestic Data Entry Operator, Spoken English and Automotive Repair, among others. Course completion certificates are offered by NIIT and Chhattisgarh State Skill Development Authority. Placement percentage at these centres is quite high at 85-90%, with students finding placement in prestigious companies.
“We felt that there was an urgent need to prepare young people for employment, so that they can earn during and after the pandemic. The Youth Skilling Programme of SOS Children’s Villages of India has been a tremendous success, with our students finding placement with leading companies. We believe that with the right training, our youth can make significant contribution to the industry. We have already seen evidence of this in the last two years and we hope to train more youth in the coming years,” said Sumanta Kar, Secretary General, SOS Children’s Villages of India, while speaking at a workshop on the topic of ‘Skilling Youth in Pandemic Times’ on Tuesday.
In addition, partnerships are vital, be it with the corporate world or the Government, as this helps magnify the impact and reach of the good work being done, he added.