About This Cause
Started in 2006 with a vision of providing opportunities to the less privileged youth, Joining Hands gives the youth from less privileged families a platform to develop essential skills, and thereby make them employable and financially self-reliant.
Unemployment has been one of the biggest challenges plaguing the economy. Ironically, as our unemployment figures continue to rise, almost every industry is facing a shortage of skilled workforce. Therefore, there is a huge gap between the industry needs and availability of skilled candidates. Looking at the magnitude of impact this problem can have, it becomes essential to hasten efforts to tap the potential of the youth power.
We, at Joining Hands, have been striving to do the same since January 2015 under the Enhancing Employability' Programme which has been established to enhance skills of the less privileged youth and to make them employable in the organised sector.
Skill Enhancement Programme: Joining Hands’ short term intensive training programme running in the Badarpur area of New Delhi focusses on overall development, where the youth is trained in basic skills such as computer literacy, English, life and soft skills.
We train around 200-250 youth annually with a placement rate of 70% in reputed organisations and in diverse profiles like front office assistants, data entry operators, tele-callers, sales persons etc. With an average income of Rs. 10000 a month, they have become important contributors in their families both socially and financially. Some of them have also contributed towards the education of their siblings
Hospitality Skill Development Programme: The ever growing hospitality sector has abundance of employment opportunities but at the same time a gap in availability of trained and skilled resources. Hospitality Skills Development programme was launched in 2016 to train and equip urban underprivileged women with the necessary skills to get employment in the steadily growing hospitality sector. We train around 25 girls with placement rate of over 80%.Most of them have been placed in reputed restaurants/ hotels like Nandos,Aloft Hospitality,Svelte Hospitality, Le Meridien, Gurgaon, Subway, Costa Coffee, Café Coffee Day, KFC etc.
While reaching out to the youth for the Skill Enhancement programme, Joining Hands came across the challenges faced by meritorious less-privileged students who are keen on pursuing higher education but do not have the financial resources to do so. Joining Hands expanded its outreach by initiating a the Higher Education Scholarship Programme for less privileged students by sponsoring their fees and other related expenses for professional courses like Bachelor’s Degree, Engineering Courses, Degree in Dental Surgery, Fashion Designing and other Vocational courses, Hotel Management etc.