The United Nations International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its 2017 World Employment and Social Outlook report, which finds economic growth trends lagging behind employment needs and predicts both rising unemployment and worsening social inequality throughout 2017.
Unemployment in India is projected to increase from 17.7 million last year to 17.8 million in 2017 and 18 million next year. In percentage terms, unemployment rate will remain at 3.4 per cent in 2017-18.
Pratishtha Program aims at tackling the most grave issue of ” Unemployment among the youth” in the country.It provides training for youth between the age groups 18-35 and give them opportunities for jobs through placements in various sectors.
The program is divided into 3 Sectors
1- Pratishtha Center : Skill Development and Placement Center
Pratishtha STPC aims at developing the personality and intellectual skills of the youth by imparting and in stilling in them life skills knowledge and computer skills through digital lessons. It helps the youth to become confident to take up employment . We also provide them job opportunities through placement in various retail sectors.
2-Planet First: An Eco-friendly paper and cloth bag manufacturing unit
Planet First -PAC bags (paper & cloth bags) is a unique project of Reaching Hand that addresses the scorching issue of climate change by manufacturing eco-friendly retail bags that reduces the use of plastic and at the same time provides employment opportunities to the youths of Bangalore to be self – entrepreneurs by training them on entrepreneurship skills.
3-Steer to Change: Women Driving Skill Training Program
STC aims to empower and generate employment for poor and marginalized women by equipping them with driving skills and encouraging them to become cab drivers and chauffeurs.
Reaching Hand aims to reach out to 1500 unemployed youths by 2017 and secure them with jobs, making them bread winners of their families, elevating their standard of living, and positively impacting their families and communities in the end.