iDreams mobile app to help youth become better skilled
Jaipur: With World Youth Skills Day being marked on July 15th, Aide et Action, an international NGO launched the iDream mobile application, whereby youth with Android devices can get connected and trained via the Skill Development Programme called ‘iLEAD’. The launch has taken place simultaneously in 70 centres around South-East Asia including countries India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
The app is developed to help unemployed youth with skills and potential to mobilize him/her to the nearby training centers. “With the help of this application, which is available on Google Play Store, every Android user will be capable of referring deserving youth, who is willing to get a sustainable livelihood option, and the administration team of iLEAD will ensure their mobilization not only to the iLEAD centers but will also be referred to other training providers in those cities where iLEAD is not operational,” said Ravi Pratap Singh, Regional Director, Aide et Action in South Asia. He further added, “This is an effort towards the Skill India Mission and one step closer to the dream of Kaushal Bharat- Kushal Bharat."
“This app can be downloaded by any Android user and accessed from anywhere in the world, and with the help of which, he/she can register the youth in their locality. The database so prepared automatically after the registration process will reach the administration team for further action and implementation,” said Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, Regional Head, Livelihood Education in South Asia, while sharing his knowledge about how the application will be functioning.
The vocational skills under the programme include automobile technology, beautician, bedside patient care, business management, cell phone repairing, computer fundamental application, customer relations and retailing, electrical & electronic, embroidery and fashion and dress designing, garment & apparel, handicrafts, hospitality, ITES, medical lab technician, office assistant course, printing& designing and graphic designing etc. which are known to generate early stage employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities in time. Also, because handsets and other devices have become cheaper with time, Android serves as the most cost-effective platform for the less privileged, who can now connect on a worldwide scale, and change their lives.