Antarang Foundation works in Mumbai, Pune and Varanasi to bridge the employability gap that exists amongst underprivileged youth. It strives to break the stereotypes around job opportunities deemed fit for children from low income background and aims at equipping them with soft skills as well as social wherewithal to pursue a career, and not just job, of their choice. (i) Grants received included in Institutional Sources as no breakup provided.
(ii) Program Staff Cost includes Remuneration to Trustees.
Their key programs are:
CareerAware: The program, targeted for 14-18 year olds, encourages teenagers to stay in education until they are 18 years old through intensive career guidance and career planning sessions, thereby enabling them to aspire towards careers in mainstream industries. So far, 3,509 students have been reached out to through this program.
CareeReady: Antarang recognizes that even with increase in employment opportunities, the required skills are not being developed by youth at the same pace. To address this, the Foundation works in slums with vulnerable communities to identify children who need help and make them ‘career ready’. The 100 hours program, delivered by facilitators armed with skill sets, is a career readiness and employability skills training program for youth in the age group of 18-25 years. It equips students with self-awareness, career awareness, work ethics and etiquettes, effective communications skills, and basic computer literacy. Trainers mentor beneficiaries until they integrate well into the organized sector. Exposure visits to large corporations are organized to encourage beneficiaries to stick to their goals. At the end of the program, successful graduates are linked to relevant opportunities in their chosen careers. Since inception 1,233 students have enrolled for this program of which 483 students have been linked to career opportunities. The dropouts are tracked to help process the experience and articulate the root cause behind not having persisted.
World of Exposure: It is a partnership initiative with Paragon Trust’s Muktangan schools to run a year long career exploration and guidance program. The program targets Muktangan students as young as thirteen, as they believe starting young is the key to make right decisions when the time comes. During the year, 212 students were reached out to through the delivery of this program.
Income Rs1 cr
Expense Rs68 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016
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