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Our campaign “Twenty15in2015” aims at raising Rs. 20.15 lakh to provide career guidance to 2,015 young people from underprivileged backgrounds in the year 2015.
The need for proper career guidance is acutely felt by both the youth and their parents. Increasing competition for admission to educational/vocational training institutions as well as for employment creates extreme stress for students and their parents.
At the lower socio-economic strata the consequences of the lack of career guidance are even more acute. The lack of proper and timely career guidance works to dissuade many youth, for whom the need to start earning a living is urgent, from continuing to study beyond middle school. They drop out of school and join the vast and increasing armies of unskilled people, continuing to remain caught in the vicious cycle of poverty. Those who manage to study till 10th and 12th classes have an even bigger problem – after all the effort and years of not contributing to the family income, they are ill-equipped for any employment or self-employment. The lack of awareness and respect for vocational training options is a general issue which compounds the problems.
ETASHA’s career guidance process is a significant step in pursuance of our vision for every young Indian to be employable, have self-worth and lead a dignified and productive life. Our work is based upon the belief that each individual is unique and has the potential to excel and succeed in some sphere.
Help us to achieve our goal.