Youth4jobs Overview

Youth4Jobs is a Not for Profit Organization which sets up placement- linked skilling centres for youth with disability. Youth enrolled are with locomotor, speech & hearing disability and with low vision. Most of the youth are from rural areas and all are from poor families. Y4J also helps companies build an inclusive workforce.

Y4J trainings has scaled in 3 years: From 1 state to 9 states

From 1 training centre to 16 training centres.

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

  • Mallika takes homes Rs.144,000 annually. She says,"Y4J is a ray of light and compassion in my dark life . Who would dream that a girl with disability can get a job..."

  • Eswaramma with locomotor disability works as a cashier at the Hypercity Mall, Hyderabad. Unlike before she lives an independent life now. "'My parents and I are thankful to the Youth 4 Jobs trainings ...

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