Donate for Livelihood Skills Development Program for Underprivileged Youth - Smile Foundation


An initiative to train and upskill for employability




This livelihood mission is in strong alignment with the Government of India’s ‘Skill India’ initiative. This initiative aims to skill underprivileged youth from urban slums in the 18-32 years age bracket and is operational through 81 centres across 18 cities in 16 states.

Your contribution will help support in:

  • Providing training on computer application, digital marketing, patient care/bedside assistance, banking services, E-Logistics and supply chain management & business process outsourcing

  • Training on soft skills for personality development

  • Ensuring placements of all the trained beneficiaries

  • Providing practical exposure through project counseling and employee engagement apart from the curriculum

  • Use of modern and relevant means of training i.e. use of latest digital technology for sessions

We have trained over 65,000 youth & more than 45,000 of them have been placed in over 350 brands across India with your support!

  • When Covid-19 struck the nation in 2020, it not only took away lives, but it also took away livelihoods, schooling and employment opportunities for millions of people.

  • Data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy indicates that over 10 million people lost their jobs just in the second wave of Covid-19.

  • As many as 97% households have experienced a decline in income since the pandemic began last year.

  • India is facing a dual challenge in the form of a large unemployed youth population and a desperate need for more Covid Warriors in the health sector. Similarly there was a rising need for a digitally savvy generation to help us cope with the ‘new normal’

Your donation will help for the TRAINING OF 1 YOUTH
PAN: AACTS7973G | 80G NUMBER: AACTS7973GF20210

We thank you for your support and for your desire to help us succeed in this initiative.

"your contributions are eligible for upto 50% tax benefit under section 80G"

About the Campaign

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.

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.


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Moumita Hazra, STeP beneficiary, sharing how she got trained under STeP programme

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