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Not Just Art

Not Just Art, a Y4J startup, Highlights the untapped talent of artists with disability

Youth4jobs Overview

Y4J is the largest organisation in India which focuses on skilling and placing youth with disability in jobs.It works with less educated youth from villages for entry level jobs in companies.College Connect a new pioneering program, assesses trains and places educated engineers and graduates with disabilities in MNCs and large IT companies.The work has scaled from 1 state to 14 states from 1 location to 32 locations in 6 years. On the supply side, Y4J works has a pan-India pipeline of less educated and educated youth with physical, speech & hearing disability and visual impairment.

On the demand side, Y4J works with a network of 500 companies. It acts as a one-stop shop offering companies a comprehensive end-to end solution in inclusive hiring.This ensures companies, whether private or public sector, experience the benefits of hiring from this untapped labour pool, which mainstreams hiring of youth with disabilities in India.

The work is important for two priorities of government of India

  1. SKILL FOR INDIA - Y4J helps skill the most vulnerable and unreached to help the country meet its demographic dividend
  2. MAKE IN INDIA - Impact studies of Y4J work shows a 15% productivity increase in the manufacturing sector when companies hired youth with disability

The model is scalable and replicable.


Vision

A better Future for Young India


Mission

Partnering with Stakeholders and vulnerable unreached communities to co-create pioneering solutions for an inclusive workplace


Core Values

  • Transparency
  • Potential of the poor
  • Converting:I can't to "I can"

Objectives

  • To Sensitize 1 million community members on ability in disability by 2020
  • To be a 1 stop shop offering companies customized solutions to build an inclusive workplace
  • To Sensitize 100,000 company representatives
  • To Train 20,000 PwDs and connect them to Jobs by 2020

Get involved

  • Volunteer
  • Donate

    Donations to Youth 4 Jobs Foundation are exempted under Section 80G(5) of the Income Tax Act 1961.


Success Stories

  • Lulu Behmanshah was only a year old she was adopted from an orphanage. She was found abandoned on the railway tracks with injuries that led to her locomotor impairment...

  • Kiran Maurya is lively and witty. She and her family originally hail from a village in Bihar. Being visually impaired she was confined to the four walls of her home ...

  • 31 year old Srikanth, was born with speech and hearing impairment in Vijayawada. He has an elder and younger sister. His father is a carpenter while his mother is a housewife....

  • Nagajanani was born with speech and hearing impairment
    She did her schooling from a special where she exceled in her studies and extracurricular activities. She maintained her top rankings throughout her schooling....

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