Mukesh's journey from a vegetable vendor to an office associate
Mukesh finished school with the desire to work in an office. His father was a vegetable vendor.
Mukesh was a bright student, but unfortunately, his father's vegetable vending business was not doing well. As his father could not support his further education, he had to discontinue school and began to work to contribute to the income of the family.
However, he couldn't let go of his dream to work in a proper office. When he tried to find work, his lack of education became a roadblock. With his education, he was only able to find a job as a shop assistant which he didn't want to do.
He resigned himself to fate and became a vegetable vendor like his father.
A well-wisher guided him to meet the ETASHA community mobilization team. With advice from them, he joined the CODE Program.
He studied hard and enjoyed learning the concepts. He was an active participant in all the subjects. In four months he prepared himself for jobs in offices of good companies.
Soon after the program ended, looking at his hard work, ETASHA offered him a job in their own office.
Mukesh has been working for close to 2 and a half years and has shown an amazing ability to learn continuously and grow.
He believes that ETASHA has prepared him for employment and given him the social skills he needs to succeed.
He now advises the youth in his community to enroll in the CODE program and gives his own example to motivate them.
You can also help poor youth like Mukesh with access to employable skills. You can support organizations like ETASHA help more children who otherwise grow up to find jobs with no future. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
ETHASHA runs a training program titled Computerized Office and Data Entry (CODE), which is designed to train young people for placement in modern offices in data, and client handling jobs.
One unit of donation to the program will cover the cost of computer training, training supplies, trainer salary and operating expenses of the center for one student for a month.
CODE is designed to be an ideal program to help the youth get the skills for careers like data entry operators, receptionists, office assistants, and other clerical and office based work. The program intake is strictly limited to one student per computer to maximize learning and retain the interest of the students.
For admission in the CODE program, students should have passed their Grade X, be 18 years of age and have an interest and aptitude for administrative work.
The classes are conducted for three hours a day, six days a week, over four months. In a total of 288 hours, each student is trained in the use of essential computer functions like MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Email, Internet-use, typing speed and accuracy, and spoken English.
The instructors play out scenarios to help prepare students for work in a formal, structured environment. Inter-personal and social confidence skills are developed through visits to corporate offices in neighboring cities.
The program also focuses on interpersonal and behavioral skills, including time and anger management, teamwork, planning, objective setting and conflict management. They are also taught filing and documentation to enable them to work effectively and efficiently in an office. The students undertake practical assignments that reflect real-life work situations. These are designed to teach, stretch and assess students' text, data and relationship building skills.
In the last few weeks of the program, trainees undergo rigorous study and preparation to prepare them for placement into the organized sector.
ETASHA's placement team manages the entire process of connecting young people with potential employers, arranging interviews and reassuring and supporting them through the process until placement is done.
When you donate to this program, you give underprivileged youth a chance to find jobs that can help them break out of poverty.