Nearly 70% of our rural youth, in spite of being graduates, are unemployed. In and around a small town like Sullia (Dakshin Kannada district of Karnataka), close to 4000 students graduate every year, however, they rarely are skilled enough to find jobs.
Knowledge of computer operations (digital literacy) opens several job opportunities for the underprivileged rural youth who are currently unemployed at large. Right to Live, in association with Sneha Shikshana Samsthe Initiative, is introducing a Vocational Training Program, with the purpose of training the youth on computers thereby facilitating their employability.
Right To Live will be in charge of the program and appoint an instructor for the same wherein Sneha Shikshana Samsthe will look at the day-to-day activities and ensure smooth functioning. The objective of the Training Center is to train the registered students from the BPL (below poverty line) families, on basic computers, DTP, Tally, and other courses which will help them to start their own venture or land a job in a nearby town. Earning a decent salary of INR 10-15K will enable the concerned youth to lead a satisfactory lifestyle.
After detailed planning and consultation with the stakeholders, we have analyzed that the fund required for the execution of the Vocational Training Project would be INR 7 lakhs.
Education and access to a decent standard of living is the right of every child in this country. Right to Live urges one and all to come forward and contribute as we try to make a difference by upskilling our future generation.