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.
Moumita is 26 year old girl staying at Patipukur Northern part of Kolkata. She enrolled for Smile STeP training to upskill and to find an appropriate job. With her sincere efforts and on completion of her course she got placed...
Gunjan is a 19-year-old ambitious girl from Bihar and is currently residing in Noida along with her parents and 3 siblings. She is pursuing her graduation in Political Science; however, she was always inclined to make a future in Digital Marketing.
Sahil is an 18-year-old boy who lives with his parents in Delhi. He had to discontinue his studies due to financial problems in the family. He enrolled for the STeP training programme on recommendation of the mobilization staff from the centre.
The Covid-19 outbreak refused to be just a public health crisis; it has shocked the global economy. The pandemic’s impact has been far reaching. 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.