Youth from marginalized areas often lack access to career resources and training to boost employability and build 21st century skills. We aim to address this gap through a holistic approach that includes contextual career information, social-emotional learning, skill development for job readiness, and individual career guidance.
Sach Honge Sapne is a UNDP-led digital initiative to disseminate information on soft skills and job readiness as well as sector skills and opportunities. It is aimed at youth with limited access to career guidance and related resources. As UNDP’s primary partner in the initiative, we developed a plan for optimal reach and impact through the campaign. In order to connect with the target audience, we produced a series of informative videos featuring career coaches and sector experts. We then followed this up with individual outreach and career counselling sessions with youth who registered online. All in all, this was a large-scale digital effort with results that exceeded the original targets.
Code Unnati is another partnership between Head Held High Foundation and UNDP that seeks to prepare youth to make informed career choices, and equip them with relevant job skills.
Starting in late 2021, we began engaging with government colleges across three districts in Karnataka — rural Bangalore, Dakshin Kannada and Raichur. Over the course of the engagement, we aim to reach at least 12,000 youth from these institutions with career guidance, counselling, digital skills training and entrepreneurship development programs. These interventions, along with internships and practical opportunities, will help boost employability or readiness to explore entrepreneurship among the youth.
For more details on Code Unnati, read our blog post: Helping Youth To Be Future Ready