Digital Inclusion of Young Aspirants to train Indian youth with digital skills for access to better employment opportunities

Anudip not-for-profit social enterprise and Citi Foundation launched “Digital Inclusion of Young Aspirants (DIYA)” program in 2016 to provide youth from different regions in India with IT and English language skills. By August 2017, the program has already impacted 1000 youths through 12 week training sessions to become eligible for the job market.

One year later, the program will be extended to Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Maharashtra states through six development centers to impact 2,400 youths in the region. Workshops will target four main barriers for youth employment, which include lack of information, soft skills gap, limited access to employment and lack of access to relevant digital tools for job hunting.

According to Debasis Ghosh, Public Affairs Officer of Citi India, “Project DIYA’s curriculum is well suited to support the growing demand for a technology ready workforce, given India’s imminent position as a global manufacturing and innovation hub.”

Source: Outlook India