On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, Aide et Action’s livelihood based programme iLEAD – Initiative for Livelihood Education and Development which has been active since 2005, for promoting education through livelihood training and enhancing livelihood opportunities by providing skilled based training in 40 different trades to marginalized people of the society specially the youth, decided to rejuvenate the ‘Magic of Skills’ on World Youth Skills Day 2017, by giving an opportunity to come together and recognize the importance of skill development for amongst the youth, providing them a platform to contribute to their communities by offering free service workshops on repairing & servicing of automobile/ electrical/ accounts solutions/ beauty services/ designing services/ health/ hygiene/ nutrition and showcasing their skills which they have developed in the iLEAD program.
Over the years, iLEAD has trained more than 2,15,000 youth, of which 40% are women and placed more than 75% of youth in meaningful jobs across South Asia including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Cambodia and Philippines. iLEAD teams throughout the nation organized free service workshops in order to promote the importance of skill development and provided a platform for youth to showcase their skills on World Youth Skills Day 2017. The workshops were held in different parts of the country starting from Jammu and Kashmir to Trivandrum and Gujarat to Assam. People were amazed to see the efforts and skills of our iLEAD trainees. Find below center wise glimpses:
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