Education  India Project #32406

Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians

by ANTARANG FOUNDATION
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Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians
Enable Career Guidance for 1500 Young Indians

Summary

With this project, Antarang Foundation will provide 1,500 9th graders attending public and low-income private schools in Mumbai to arrive at their career goals. Through psychometric tests and activities that help students understand their aspirations, interests, aptitude, realities, and personality, students will be provided with career guidance and counselling-which also improves educational retention until they are at least 18 years old.

$12,800
total goal
$1,333
remaining
80
donors
0
monthly donors
2
fundraisers
3
years

Challenge

Almost half of students in Indian schools do not graduate 10th grade; 93% of school dropouts end up working in the unorganized sector-characterized by low wages and no real hope for career progression. 84% of young Indians are unemployable due to a gap between their educational choices, aspirations, aptitudes, and industry expectations. Antarang helps students make informed career choices by mapping their interests, aspirations, aptitude, personality, and realities, and through career guidance.

Solution

Antarang's CareerAware Program is a week-long training for students in the 9th grade. The students are administered psychometric tests that help them determine interests, aspirations, aptitude, personality, and realities. Students leave the program with two career plans, and are provided with one-on-one counseling about their next educational, vocational, or professional steps. This project simultaneously reduces high school dropout numbers and helps the students make informed career choices.

Long-Term Impact

This project will enable 1,500 students in the 9th grade in India to become employable. Through psychometric testing, students evaluate themselves on their individual interests, aspirations, aptitude, personality, and reality, and they are then made aware of careers that fit the same. At the end of the week-long program, students have two career plans, a one-on-one counseling session, and are empowered to make informed career choices in the future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

ANTARANG FOUNDATION

Location: Mumbai - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @antarangtweets
Project Leader:
Rita Pani
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
$11,467 raised of $12,800 goal
 
83 donations
$1,333 to go
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