Civ.infocom.abidjan.15.02.2017.unicef.vivo.1129

Skill Development Initiatives for Unskilled Youth

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Any Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for skill development basically focuses upon the four crucial steps to empower the youth of our country and make them a part of the efficient workforce. Their main focus lies in training towards self-reliance, entrepreneur development and women empowerment.

Though, the most important aspect above all is encouraging skill development initiatives. Entrepreneurs form the backbone of a nation as every single entrepreneur contributes to the national wealth. Keeping to this view, every individual must be encouraged to set up a business of his or her own to be financially independent and feel empowered while marking his or her contribution to the economy.

The non-profit organisations working to encourage skill development initiatives are making efforts to provide a better life to poor and vulnerable women especially widows. They are providing free-of-cost skill development training to them, according to which they teach them ways to earn a livelihood by tapping into their inherent potential. Their main focus is on the socio-economic development of the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society.

Target Population for Imparting Life Skills

They are of the belief that it is the most important and much sought-after step in poverty alleviation and overall human development. The main motto behind organising a skill development programme is to make people self-reliant especially children, women, youth, elderly and orphans. Also, they especially focus on creating work opportunities for the rural masses. In addition, there are educational programmes to impart technical and vocational education to the youth and children so that they can stay connected with the world and improve their understanding at every level.

Reaching Out at the Grassroots

In this concern, the NGOs facilitate study materials, workshops, arrange public debates and conferences in any sector that comes under ambitious business plans. It has been already observed that by the end of 2020, almost 500 million people are about to reach a working age, which is to be the biggest in the world. Also, we are supposed to keep in mind that 80 percent of youngsters in our country could not even reach school. Therefore, a necessity was felt to impart vocational skills to the youth who are not competent enough to work as skilled labourers in order to meet the demand of various industries.

The non-profit organisations believe in giving a chance to the deprived youth and offer them opportunities for earning a decent livelihood without falling prey to long working hours. Continuous exposure to long hours of working as a casual labourer leads to battered bodies and minds. Offering life skills and vocational training to them may make the lesser privileged youth, a precious asset for the nation.