Shilpi Foundation has been awarded a prestigious Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Gujarat state in the year 2018 by Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Ltd. (GLPC) Gandhinagar, a State Rural Livelihood Mission (SRLM) working under the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD).
The vision of DDU-GKY is ‘To transform rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce’ which is aligned with Shilpi Foundation’s Vision & Mission and hence the organization took up the challenge of implementing this flagship program of Government of India under Skill India initiatives.
DDU-GKY is uniquely focused on rural youth between the ages of 15 and 35 years from poor families. As a part of the Skill India campaign, it plays an instrumental role in supporting the social and economic programs of the government like the Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Start-Up India, Stand-Up India campaigns. Over 180 million or 69% of the country’s youth population between the ages of 18 and 34 years, live in its rural areas. Of these, the bottom of the pyramid youth from poor families with no or marginal employment number about 55 million.
We have undertaken a baseline survey in the above districts and concluded that majority of rural youth are not in favour of migration and at the same time they aspire to work in the emerging service sector therefore based on the outcomes of the survey for industry demand we have decided to take up trades under Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI) Sector as Banks are vigorously / extensively focusing to expand their businesses in Rural Areas.
The candidates are to be trained as ‘Business Correspondent’ & ‘Insurance Sales Advisor’
At Modasa, a district headquarter of Aravalli we have established a state of art training center with all the amenities and facilities for our students. The training center is approved with a capacity of 100 candidates.