Vikash realizes his dream to become an accountant
Vikash finished class XII with the desire to work with numbers. His father works as a painter, and their family income is approximately Rs.7700/- ($108) per month. This was not enough to maintain their family in a city like Delhi.
As they couldn't afford to pay for Vikash's education, he enrolled in the B.Com through correspondence at Delhi University. He worked hard, but he wanted help with understanding the concepts.
A well-wisher guided him to meet the ETASHA community mobilization team. With advice from them, he joined the CATT program.
He studied hard and was an active participant in all the subjects. Very soon, Vikash's knowledge of Accounts was strengthened. He became adept at Excel and Tally.
Soon after the program ended, Vikash was selected for the position of a Junior Account with a monthly salary of Rs. 8,000/- per month with Unilever in Okhla!
He is making the best use of his learning of Excel, Tally, and the Internet at the job. He hopes to raise the ranks and soon become a senior accountant.
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 CATT program and gives his own example to motivate them.
You can also help poor youth like Vikash 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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What the beneficiary gets
ETHASHA runs a training program titled 'Confidence in Accounts, Taxation and Tally.' The objective of the program is to prepare youth for a career in Accounts in the context of computerized accounting systems in Small and Medium Enterprises and to assist with placement in reputed organizations.
One unit of donation to the program will cover the cost of training, training supplies, trainer salary and operating expenses of the center for one student for a month.
This is a skill-building program that focuses on building competency in basic accounting as well as working on computers. Hands-on working and practice are built into the program. The program covers latest Tally accounting packages, basic accounting principles and practices, basics of taxation, usage of computer and internet, spoken English, interpersonal and social confidence and behavioral skills.
For admission in the CATT program, students should have passed their Grade XII, be 18 years of age and have an interest and aptitude for working with numbers. Potential trainees who are keen to start working and meet the necessary criteria for our programs are identified from the community. A simple English comprehension test is conducted to assess trainees' level of comprehension of the language and their ability to keep up with the course inputs.
The Community Mobilisation team conducts a home visit with the applicant's family to assess their economic circumstances, support for their child's participation in the program, support for their child taking up work upon completion of the program and to address any concerns they may have.
Dialogue with the families of participants is kept up through home visits as well as parents' meetings in the centers.
The training is conducted for batches of 18 to 22 trainees. Training starts with building the foundations in basic accounting concepts, keyboard skills as well as computer and internet usage skills.
Extensive practice of accounting with examples as well as on the latest version of Tally is a significant part of the program. Basic concepts of taxation and issues related to the filing of taxes are also covered.
ETASHA has highly participative methods of transacting concepts and enabling skill development in class
Assignments are practical and reflect real-life work situations and are designed to teach, stretch and assess students' accounting skills. In the last weeks of the program, students undergo rigorous study and preparation to ready them for placement into the organized sector.
Placement of Trainees inappropriate jobs in the organized corporate sector is an intrinsic part of the program. 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.
1 June, 2022
Sponsor vocational training for youth living in slums
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
With the lockdown, we started online sessions and modified the course content to suit the online mode. As per the government guidelines we opened our centres and conducted classes offline along with taking trainees on exposure visits to help them get a first-hand experience of the sector they may be placed in. The course content was modified into a blended model to ensure the trainees get used to both the mode and be better equipped to face the challenges their work-life may throw at them. During the course, we were also able to virtually interact with the families of our beneficiaries and help them understand the importance of a job and working in an organised sector. Financial literacy and digital literacy were also included in our course to help beneficiaries to plan their future. Integrative sessions on personal hygiene, health, immunity and healthy eating habits were conducted for our beneficiaries and their family to ensure awareness and help them fight the pandemic. In the FY 2021 - 22 till date, we have successfully trained 541 youth and placed 70% of the youth who completed the course. During this time we also were able to place 40 youth from the community, who either had lost their jobs or were unemployed due to lack of opportunities. We were able to restore the livelihood of 141 people who had lost their jobs or had no source of income, by helping them set up enterprises and make products that could be sold in the market eg masks, bags, mobile covers etc. We also undertook the distribution of masks, rations, medicines, medical kits, cash to people in need recently we are also distributing steamers to help people in the community access a better lifestyle. We are working in South, North Delhi communities, Haryana - Gurgaon, Palwal and Pataudi.
Challenges faced and next steps
The biggest challenge we faced while conducting online sessions was the availability of smartphones and mobile data with the youth in the communities. Most households had only1 phone which was used by the whole family and for our beneficiaries to take 3 - 4 hours sessions a day was difficult, also the network & connectivity was low which led to a lot of disturbance during the session, breaking the continuity of the sessions hence low learning. We offered the youth to come to the centre and take classes from there. We are also trying to raise funds to buy mobile phones and give them to the beneficiaries along with a data plan to help them attend sessions and learn and become better employable. Jobs were less and unemployment was on an increase we still were able to place most of our beneficiaries and also organised placement fairs and community meals where we invited our recruiters to offer job opportunities to the youth in our community
We plan to introduce new courses and also offer entrepreneurship courses for the youth to help them become self-employed and use the government schemes relevant for them.
Stories from the ground
Skills can change the fate of an entire family! Faheem is a 3rd-year B.Com student working in the billing department of TVS Service Center. He is an earning member of his family and the satisfaction resonates in his voice. “I understand the importance of having a job and thanks to ETASHA that has made it possible for me,” says Faheem. “I have grown up in a family of five members with two siblings. My elder brother works with my father who is a tailor by profession. My mother is a homemaker and my younger brother is in school. I have first-hand seen poverty and therefore know the value of being able to earn money and respect now,” adds Faheem. Faheem always wanted to contribute to his family’s income and provide for a better life for this family. He studied very hard but something was still missing. “I lacked the required skills to enter the organised job market. At ETASHA I got to know the value of skills, confidence and time management,” informs Faheem. Faheem joined the ETASHA Society after being motivated by his friends who knew that such a course would change his life. “I loved the teaching style and the course structure. It was a perfect blend of core subjects and soft skills such as personality development, communication skills, mock interviews, workspace visits etc imparted both online and offline.,” says Faheem. His fondest memories are the Tally and WoW (World of work) classes and the seven-day internship which turned out to be a life-changing experience for him. “I gave my first salary to my father and the whole family was very proud of me. It brought tears to my parents’ eyes and was a memorable day for all of us,” he tells. Being a financial contributor, Faheem now has a say in the family decision-making and feels proud of his deeds. Faheem wants to keep growing professionally and provide for his family in the best possible manner.
25 November, 2021
Sponsor Vocational training for youth from Slum
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
The vocational training program is the ideal program for those who aspire to take data entry, receptionist, office assistant, clerical or similar office-based work at the entry-level in the modern organised sector. It also prepares youth for a career in Accounts in the context of computerized accounting systems in Small and Medium Enterprises and to assist with placement in reputed organisations. The program covers:o Usage of Computer and Internet - MS Word, Excel & Powerpoint, E-mail and internet usage, Typing speed and accuracy, Spoken English inputs using contexts, language and scenarios that will prepare students for work in a formal, structured environment. o Intrapersonal and Social Confidence including visits to Corporate Offices in neighbouring cities.o Interpersonal and behavioural skills including time and anger management, teamwork, planning and objective setting and conflict management.o Filing & documentation for effective and efficient working in offices. Assignments are practical and reflect real-life work situations and are designed to teach, stretch and assess students’ text, data and relationship building skills. In the last weeks of the program, trainees undergo rigorous study and preparation to ready them for placement into the organised sector, with ETASHA’s placement team managing the procedure of connecting young people with potential employers, arranging interviews and reassuring and supporting them through the process until placement is made.Program intake is strictly limited to one student per computer, to maximise learning and interest.Milestone achieved1. During the period of April’20 to March’21 we were able to train about 150 youth and despite the lockdown were able to place 60% of them. 2. During the course a lot of focus is on helping beneficiaries to improve confidence and being able to express themselves in front of a large audience and strangers. Many of our trainees got placed as Telecallers or Customer Service executives who needed to interact with strangers with confidence. 3. We were able to change the mindset of parents to allow girls to enrol in our course complete it and do a job. Major Events – After completion of batches the beneficiaries are given certificates. We normally hold a ceremony to felicitate the beneficiaries and also invite parents, many times due to time and travel constraints many do not attend it. Due to lock down our certificate ceremony was conducted virtually which was attended by trainees, Alumni, Councilors, recruiters, parents. Areas Covered – South Delhi, Northwest Delhi, Haryana – Janauli (near Palwal), Pataudi No. of people impacted – During the period of March’20 to June’22, we were able to train around 150 youth. How were they impacted – During the course a lot of work is done on Intra / Interpersonal skills which helps youth to manage their work, relationships and also boost their confidence to be able to manage work pressures. They begin to have a larger vision for themselves and think & plan their future and set achievable goals keeping in mind the reality.
Challenges faced and next steps
Challenges faced – 1. Due to lock down we had to change the way we were conducting sessions. 2. Lack of smartphones or equipment to attend sessions online3. Lack of physical contact led to larger dropoutHow did we overcome these1. Modified our lessons to conduct sessions virtually through presentations2. Reached out to our friends to donate old smartphones or donate money to help buy phones that could be given to the youth to help attend sessions3. During the sessions, having the camera on was made mandatory to help the youth to connect with the facilitators.
Stories from the ground
Impact Story HARSH BHARTI: Polished skills and confidence make all the difference Harsh recently completed his grade 12; is a confident young man who is ambitious and has a lot of dreams to fulfil. He has been continuously making efforts so that after graduation he can get the best employment possible. “I heard of ETASHA from a volunteer who was distributing pamphlets in my locality. I was curious and soon approached them. That phone call changed my life as I knew this course could give me the right mix of skills and confidence that I lacked,” says Harsh. At ETASHA he quickly picked up on the taught skills and showed a lot of enthusiasm to learn. “Professional communication, computer and communication skills are my biggest takeaway from the course,” he adds. Harsh is confident that once the lockdown is lifted he will be able to find his dream job and support his family.
23 March, 2021
Confidence in Computers & Customer Service
The “Confidence in Computers & Customer Service” (CCCS) program is specially designed for youth from low income communities having no exposure to the formal sector, gain self-confidence and become employment-ready in a 4-month period. The program ends with placement in the Corporate and Institutional sectors.
The program uses experiential, participative and interactive methodologies to ensure development of the skills, attitudes, behaviour, work ethics and discipline required from a responsible customer-facing employee in a modern service sector organisation.Vatsalya, Jaipur sponsor educational expenses for a poor child email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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Keeping up with the Pandemic due to which all our centers were closed The SMART Online Job Readiness Program has been designed to meet the urgent need of youth to work and earn in the context of the changed Corona- driven scenario with respect to employment, mobility and social distancing norms.
The Program covers Selling and Customer Service Skills, Mobile-based working, Art of Communication, Reality of work, and Technology readiness under COVID-19 conditions and beyond.
The program is delivered over the internet by trainers engaging small groups of young people through their smart phones from respective homes.
We are happy to share that we have trained and placed youth in jobs with salary ranging from 8000/- to 15000/- and have successfully place around 70% of youth who completed the course with us.