The challenge addressed by Medha is the low employability of the students who graduate in India each year (only 30% of one million). The education-to-employment gap is particularly acute in North-East India where some large companies have started expanding. Many of the students come from poor, rural backgrounds with no prior exposure to the workplace.
Against this background Medha delivers an employability program to improve career opportunities for underprivileged youths, mostly female, at under-resourced public sector educational institutions. The program includes up-to-date skills training, career counselling, workplace exposure, ongoing job placement and alumni support to students at their college Medha centers. Dalyan’s support helps Medha to expand its work in the Sitapur district in Uttar Pradesh over a three-year period. A particular focus is on improving employment outcomes also for female students.www.medha.org.in