The 50% of young people in the 14-20 year age group live in rural areas and they are the ones who face the challenges the future brings. Most of them are unable to complete high school or higher secondary education. They do not yet have access to adequate skill training for competing in the job market. They have no constructive employment to absorb their energies and they see their future is burdened. In absence of skills, employment opportunities as well as crazyness for shortcut ways of accumulating money and wealth, they try all possible and easy ways for accumulating more money in a short time and get caught as victims of so many major problems where in they had to spend even what they have.
Providing these young people with the means to develop fully, and enable them realise that the gradual development is long standing and sustained such that they are able to take control of their own lives and take up a useful place in society is the priority of ASHA's work which will fulfil these objectives through youth skilling program. Literacy and access to vocational training adapted to the job market and support for social integration: ASHA's livelihood education activities will address the most underprivileged youth as a priority. Skill training and capacity building program of ASHA will focus on all the aspects of GoI program Youth Skilling for employability, Livelihood enhancement and Poverty reduction.
Goal- Productive capacities of the youths are harnessed for income generation, better life and livelihood.
- Enhance livelihood employability skills of 600 Youths from marginalized families/communities through vocational skill training, core skills for employability and linkages.
- 75% of trained youths are oriented on small scale entrepreneurship development and linkage with financial institutions.