for providing skill training to young people with disabilities to help them with job placements

Organisation: Youth4Jobs Foundation
Initiative: Youth 4 Jobs Online Training
Location: Telangana, India

Youth 4 Jobs Online Training is the initiative of Youth4Jobs Foundation skilling less educated youth in India with disability and ensuring them employment opportunities with a twin objective of creating awareness with the community and companies.

 While operations had to be suspended due to the lockdown, the Youth4Jobs Foundation molded itself by adopting to digital platforms — Facebook private, Zoom, and Google Classrooms to prepare sign language videos for persons with speech and hearing impairment. The students were trained during the online sessions with the trainer-trainee ratio being 1:8 and offered a job opportunity.

According to a study by Deloitte, all the unemployed youth were able to earn INR. 120,000 to 150,000 pa. after the training sessions. Another third-party study by Arun Maira, former Chairman BCG, showed the impact empowers PwDs and builds their agency changing their social status.