Young people are a major human resource for development, key agents for social change and driving force for economic development and technological innovation.
Unemployment is one of the main problems faced by the youth in the labour market. The employability will be low with lack of education and skills.
India has about 40% of vulnerable population among the youth. It includes 11% of working poor, 4% unemployed and 25% nonactively seeking jobs.
Smile Twin e_Learning Programme (STeP).
Smile Twin E- learning Programme (STeP) is the partnership programme with Smile Foundation that aims at creating a pool of young and independent people, from the marginalized section, through skill enhancement in tandem with market requirements. It is an effort towards bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the fast emerging services and retail sectors of modern India.
This national level programme trains the urban underprivileged adolescent youth in English Proficiency, Basic Computer Education and Soft Skills for enhancing their prospects of employment in the fast expanding retail, hospitality and BPO sectors.
Iniya Udaiyam Joyme Computer Academy:
Computer is playing a vital role in the world. Access and exposure to the mass media and to computers are still very limited in India, even in urban areas. Many of the low income families’ youth and women are doing some casual work. They do not have the exposure in computer knowledge.
In addition to this, many studies have also demonstrated that a strong command of the English language will lead to higher paying jobs, more social mobility, and a great deal of social success.
In today’s competitive global economy, Computer and Functional English is more important than ever before.
To improve the skills of underprivileged children, youth and women in Computer and functional English, Iniya Udaiyam runs Computer and English training academy in Annanur, Ambattur & Avadi , Thiruvallur District.