Skills For Sustainable Living

Skills for Sustainable Livelihood


17 to 25 years

Who they are

  • Youth from slums
  • Youth from marginalised community in rural areas
  • Substance abuses
  • Alcoholic and drug addicts
  • Youth in general
  • Refuges
  • HIV affected-infected youth
  • Tribal youth
Skills for Sustainable Livelihood

Services offered

  • 1. Community Colleges
  • In the community colleges the Youth are given education and training to get them an employment. The needs of the society/community is taken into consideration to decide on what courses to be conducted in the community college. This would facilitate their immediate employment after the training.
  • 2. Formal School Education Higher Education
  • The Youth who reside in children’s home and complete school education and who show academic competence are further supported for university education as according to their aptitude and capacity.
  • 3. Non Formal Academic Education
  • Distance education, correspondence course etc. at school level and university level education are followed for educating the youth
  • 4. Formal Technical Education
  • Youth who complete school education form the Youth homes/centres and who have aptitude for formal technical education are supported to do formal courses like ITC (1 Year SCVT) ITI (Two year technical NCVT, Diploma (3 year) etc. in formal institutions.
  • 5. Non Formal Technical Education
  • Youth who have not completed school education or who have no capacity for further academic education are given non-formal technical training either in Youth centre itself or in other institutions..
  • 6. DB Tech- MORD Project
  • An effective way of rehabilitating the at risk youth that Youth Centres reach out to is skill training programmes with short duration and immediate placement by DB Tech- MORD Project. 3 months courses with job placement.
  • 7. Life Skill Training
  • The Youth who are rescued from marginalized and at risk situations are given life skill training as part of preparing and rehabilitating them to mainstream society.
Skills for Sustainable Livelihood
  • 8. Career Mela
  • It is a gathering of marginalized Youth persons whom the Youth centres reach out to. In this mela the Youth are given opportunities to become aware of different options for future and employment.
  • 9. De-addiction Centres
  • Many children and Youth persons reached out to by the Youth centers are substance abusers. They are motivated to go through the de-addiction programs that are run by the Youth Centres.
  • 10. Job Placement
  • The Youth served at the Youth Centre and who are above 18 years are placed in appropriate jobs and followed up by the job placement wing of the Youth centres.
Skills for Sustainable Livelihood
  • 11. Room Placement
  • The Youth who are already job placed and earning are helped to hire a room/house and live on their own. It is an excellent opportunity for those Youth persons to acquire the skills necessary for living on their own in the future.
  • 12. Brass Band Troupe and Other Performance troupes
  • Youth Centres set up brass band troupes and other performance troupes to train the children/the Youth in music, dance and other cultural activities.
  • 13. Services to Youth Prisoners
  • Youth prisoners is an important target group of Youth centres. They reach out to prisons where they house very Youth prisoners (18 years- 24 years) with life orientation, educational and technical skill training programmes.
  • 14. House Building Schemes
  • The Youth who are totally homeless, who have no family not to go to, who after their training are working, earning and saving are offered supportive schemes to build their houses. Contribution from the beneficiary is an important aspect of this scheme.
  • 15. Marriage Support Schemes
  • Totally homeless Youth who grow up as beneficiaries of the Youth centre with no family of their own are supported to get married and establish families of their own.
  • 16. Self-employment schemes
  • The Youth who are trained with skills are supported with self-employment schemes by the Youth centres to make a living.
  • 17. Youth for Youth Clubs
  • Youth centres bring together Youth from the neighbourhood and from favourable situations (economically sound, good families, good educational institutions) to develop a concern for the less privileged children in the society. Such efforts are called Youth for Youth clubs. Youth for Youth clubs organize programmes where the privileged and the less privileged meet and share friendship and love. It is a way of building up a society with a favourable attitude towards the less privileged to and an opportunity for the marginalized Youth to build up their confidence.
  • 18. Training in Social Work
  • Students from MSW colleges and other institutions are provided training and placement facilities in the Youth centres. It is n opportunity to support the formation of social work professionals who have genuine concern for the care and protection of children.
Skills for Sustainable Livelihood

Don Bosco India provides skill training because

  • Don Bosco India attempts to bridge this widening divide between those who have access to opportunities and those who are increasingly being marginalised from the ‘new economy’ jobs.
  • While on the one hand there is the ever-growing and constantly changing need of the various sectors in the new market economy for a skilled workforce, on the other there is the very serious problem businesses face in terms of high employee turnover, leading to escalating investments in human resources.
  • With the right resources, support, and training, people can be enabled to solve their own problems. One expedient way to take them quickly out of poverty is to equip them with means to acquire vocational skills that will at least give them a basic chance to improve their lot.


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