Youth from SOS India participate in skill development workshops on the occasion of World Youth Skill Day

On July 15 every year, World Youth Skill Day is marked to promote youth skills development and abilities. Joining the global celebrations to mark the day, youth from both FLC and FSP across SOS Children’s Villages of India got the opportunity to learn about various skills required in different fields and the importance of Youth Skill Development.

The United Nations, in November 2014, at its General Assembly – declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. On 15 July 2019, UNESCO and the UNEVOC Network joined the global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) and increase awareness about the significance of youth skills development!

The aim of WYSD is to advocate for skills as a crucial factor to improve young people’s evolutions to decent work, and to highlight the crucial role of skilled youth in addressing today’s most challenging global issues.

SOS Setteled Youth, Nitin and Prabhat shared views on the importance of Youth Skill Development at SOS Greenfields

This World Youth Skills Day, in tune with the UN Celebrations – a programme was organized at the SOS Children’s Village Greenfields. The theme of the event was “Youth Skills for Sustainability and Innovation”. This programme was attended by 70 – SOS Youths, Mothers and Co-workers.

Mr. Praveen Sinha – former Head HR Escorts Limited- also former GM – HR Raymond Limited and former Sr. Manager Tata Finance also associated with People and Planet – an NGO was the key-note speaker of the WYSD programme.

A settled boy Nitin from SOS Children’s Villages of India, currently working with Maruti Suzuki and student of engineering from National Institute of Technology – Prabhat also talked and shared views on the importance of Youth Skill Development.

65 SOS Youth from FLC and FSP participate in WYSD programme at SOS Bhubaneswar

On the occasion of World Youth Skill Day, a programme in SOS Children’s Village Bhubaneswar was organized and attended by almost 65 youth of both FLC and FSP.

Mr. Ramakanta Sahu, Head of Tech Mahindra Foundation’s skill building SMART center and Mr. Rajkishore Sahoo, faculty of CIPET skill learning attended the programme as the guest speakers. Both the guests shared their views and emphasized on the importance of skill building. 

Youth from SOS Raipur visited Institutes and Industry on WYSD occasion

The youth of SOS Children’s Village Raipur were taken for a visit to different locations on the occasion of “World Youth Skill Day” to understand its importance.

The three locations were as follows:

Apparels Trading and Design Center, Raipur

KAPS Foods India Pvt. Limited, Raipur

CareerPotli, Raipur

35 Youth Girls and 20 boys visited the Institutes and Industry to understand the skills required for specific career fields. The experts in the respective fields shared and explained about the type of work they do, the studies they have done and the higher career opportunites in the field.

Youth of SOS Bhopal went for an exposure visit and sharing sessions at CIPET

World Youth Skills Day is marked to promote youth skills development and abilities. A group of youth including 14 boys and 25 girls between the age of 15 to 18 from SOS Children’s Village Bhopal and Youth Homes went for an exposure visit and sharing sessions at CIPET (Central Institute of Plastic Engineering Technology, Bhopal).

The facilitator – Mr. Abhishek, Head Training Dept. briefed the youth about the relevance of preparing youth with skill. He further added and explained about the current job scenario and challenges the youth are facing. 

Followed by the session, the youth were taken to the production department of CIPET and were given exposure to work on various machineries. The purpose of the visit was to make the youth aware about the relevance of having a skill and the tremendous opportunities in employment through acquiring skill and self-employment.

Soft skill & Career Guidance seminar on World Youth Skill Day at SOS Tirupati

SOS Children’s Villages Tirupati Family Strengthening Programme Team had organized a one day seminar on Soft skill & Career Guidance to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.

Mr. S. Kaleaha Vali (Assistant Professor, Sree Venkateshwara College of Engineering) was the spokes person for the programme who had oriented the youth on various career options and emphasized on the importance of Technical and Vocational Education for the youth. 

There was also session on various government programmes like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, National Apprenticeship Training Scheme, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal Yojana, National Urban Livelihoods Mission and the National Rural Livelihoods Mission, The National Career Service targeting the youth skill building and employment. More than 60 youth from underprivileged FSP families benefitted the programme.

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