The grants being limited, the scale was limited to 150 centers and 25,000 youth a year. The requirements of our country are huge and unless the program like LABS are massively scaled up, we cannot expect a significant impact on national scenario. Keeping this in mind, DRF has moved to social business approach where aspirants also contribute to the program costs shifting the dependency from grants to market forces that would make the program sustainable and reach many more locations and more youth. This would also result in ... Read More..
DRF has devised a program to initiate the transition for educated unemployed or underemployed youth from unskilled workers to semiskilled and skilled workers.This helps to build a positive att itude and instill confidence in the youth, who are subsequently assisted in obtaining skill training either from local institutions, or from prospective employers through ‘On Job Training’ (OJT) Read More..
The current agriculture in India is dominated by Small Farm Agriculture as close to 81% of our total 117 million farmers are marginal & small. In spite of 60 per cent of the country’s dependence on agriculture, it registered a marginal growth rate of 2 per cent, which contributes less than 20 per cent to the GDP which shows the over dependence and underemployment within the sector. Read More..
Persons with disabilities have tremendous capabilities and courage, and must be given a chance to prove themselves. Building capacity of the persons with disabilities to become employable improves their livelihoods and has beneficial effects on the quality of their life and health. LABS- PwD is an attempt to bring about the positive change in the lives of such people. Read More..
Life came to a standstill after the sudden death of my father, who had always wanted me to study and become a respectable...
At LABS, I learnt about different aspects of customer service and marketing, which are taught only in B-schools. I owe my success..
17-year-old Fatima Zaheen lives in a large family. To supplement her poor father’s income, she took up tailoring work, which prevented her from completing her education.