"Vocational education programs have made a real difference in the lives of countless young people nationwide; they build self-confidence and leadership skills by allowing students to utilize their unique gifts and talents."

Conrad Burns 

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Vocational Training

Our main goal is to provide training to economically disadvantaged youth aged 18 to 25, equipping them with employable, action-oriented skills and facilitating their access to both employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.  

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India has an average age of 29 years and an annual influx of 13 million people into the workforce. However, despite this demographic advantage, the ASER survey has revealed that learning outcomes among students completing primary or secondary schooling are distressingly low. This educational deficit restricts opportunities for progression to senior secondary or higher education.

This isn’t because these children are unsuitable for education; in fact, they form a significant part of India’s workforce. They become skilled masons, car mechanics, start small businesses, and contribute significantly to India’s progress. Many of them drop out because the traditional book-based education system doesn’t resonate with them, and the prospect of schooling and exams can be daunting.

While vocational skills training could offer a short-term solution, it’s worth noting that currently, only 2 percent of India’s workforce possesses formal skills. This leaves most young people without the necessary skills, knowledge, or networks to enter the job market. Consequently, there is widespread unemployment or under-employment, even as industries struggle to fill their job vacancies.

Joy of Helping supports the Rural Entrepreneurship Program, offering hands-on training to bridge the gap between learning and employment.

This comprehensive skilling program is tailored to the specific needs and opportunities in rural areas, providing real-time learning experiences that lead to employment.

The Non-Formal Vocational Center, equipped with hostel facilities, focuses on training tribal youth who have dropped out of school. The six-month program covers various skills such as welding, electrical wiring, home appliance repairs, and two-wheeler repairs, and it’s entirely free, including boarding and lodging.

This program operates on the principle of “learning while doing” in a real-life environment, integrating rural development and education. It’s a unique initiative recognized by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).

Our Partner NGOs approach to education empowers students to gain meaningful employment, start their own businesses, innovate, and successfully enter the commercial arena.

Impact of Vocational Training Projects Supported by Joy of Helping

Making a Positive Impact to specially-abled individuals with WARDS in 2023

WARDS, an NGO supporting individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple disabilities, and mental retardation, aims to bridge the gap between these children and their peers. Through various programs such as Special Education, Therapy, Digital Skills Training, and Vocational Training, WARDS helps individuals overcome their challenges and integrate into society. With ...

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Promoting Self Reliance among the specially-abled individuals with Tamahar Center in 2023

Tamahar, a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by Mrs. Vaishali Pai, an Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience, focuses on childhood disability, specifically developmental delay due to brain damage. Serving children from diverse backgrounds, Tamahar adopts a holistic developmental intervention approach, combining Early Intervention, Special Education, Auxiliary Therapies, ...

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Enabling Special Children with Child Welfare Trust in Bhuj in 2023

The CHILD WELFARE TRUST (CWT) in Bhuj was founded in 1998 by Dr. Shantuben Patel, a pediatrician with a vision to integrate special children into the mainstream of Kutch district. This modern school, spanning 18,000 square feet, is specifically designed to cater to the educational and vocational training needs of handicapped ...

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Facilitating Through Creativity with Kalyanam Karoti in 2023

Kalyanam Karoti, a National Award-winning organization recognized by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, is dedicated to preventing and curing avoidable blindness and serving the disabled in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India, since 1981. It offers free education, vocational training, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy to Children with Special Needs (CWSN). ...

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