An initiative to train & upskill for employability

A secure livelihood helps people get out of poverty. While employability has always been a challenge for the under-privileged, the pandemic followed by job losses and massive pay-cuts further pushed them into destitution.

Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy indicates that over 40 million people lost their jobs just in the Covid-19 crisis. The effect of the pandemic on the livelihoods of people belonging to the lesser privileged sections has been profound and long lasting.

Smile Foundation, recognizing the need of the hour has reprogrammed its employability training initiative 'STeP' to fight the challenges posed by poverty and unemployment. Our campaign ‘Tayyari Kal Ki’ aims at Training & Up-skilling the youth between the age of 18-32 years for employment and empowering them with a secure livelihood.

This livelihood mission is in strong alignment with the Government of India’s ‘Skill India’ initiative. Currently, the programme is operational through 81 centres across 18 cities in 16 states. In the last 15 years, Smile Foundation has trained over 65,000 youth, and placed more than 45,000 of them in over 350 brands across India.

Donate now to support skill training, employment and a dignified livelihood for underprivileged youth. Give them and their families a chance to step above the poverty line!

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS



ONLINE TRAINING TO ON-GROUND EMPLOYMENT

New Age Training Modules

Designed to suit emerging sectors that have high demand of skilled employees such as healthcare, digital marketing, BFSI and E-logistics

New Age Training Modules

With the dual purpose of providing employment to underprivileged youth, and adding to the health workforce, the twin e-learning programme STeP has trained thousands of youth during the pandemic as general duty assistants.


TRAINING MODULES & COURSES



E-logistics & Supply Chain Management

General Duty Assistant & Patient Care

Digital Marketing

Banking Services

Business Process Outsourcing



More than 65,000 youth trained
and over 40,000 youth placed so far
10,000+ youth skilled and placed during the pandemic

A STEP TOWARDS THE FUTURE

Stories In Motion


Frequently Asked Questions

Smile Foundation's livelihood programme, STeP empowers underserved youth by providing them with vocational training and skill development opportunities. By acquiring market-relevant skills, they gain the confidence and ability to secure sustainable employment or start their own businesses, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty. ready for the workforce.
Smile Foundation conducts market research and collaborates with industry partners to identify the skills that are in demand in the job market. The courses are designed based on these findings, ensuring that the skills acquired by the beneficiaries are aligned with the current requirements of employers. This approach increases the employability of programme participants and enhances their chances of finding suitable employment.
Smile Foundation employs a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the impact and effectiveness of its livelihood programme. This includes tracking employment outcomes, income improvement, success, and overall socio-economic upliftment of beneficiaries. Regular assessments, surveys, and feedback mechanisms are used to gather data and measure the programme's impact, which helps in refining and improving it over time.
As an individual donor, you can contribute to the livelihood programme by making financial contributions that directly support the training and skill development of beneficiaries. Your donations can be utilized for procuring training equipment, organizing workshops and capacity-building activities. Your contribution will make a tangible difference by enabling underserved youth to gain the skills they need to secure a better future for themselves and their families.
Any amount donated to a noble cause is never too small. Our main vision is to imbibe a civic-driven change mentality in all of our stakeholders. Even if you donate Rs. 100 for any of our impact areas, it will be a big amount for us and we will express deep gratitude for your thoughtfulness and meaningful action.