Livelihood Education

With the narrowing of distances between countries, economies now have better access to skilled people on international level. But still, there lies a wide gap between the demand and availability of skilled and semi-skilled people. The unskilled segment still finds it hard to compete with the skilled people segment. With the economy in boom, there are now better employment opportunities for youth who have focused inputs and capacity building on employability and entrepreneurship skills in line with the market demands.

We are a firm believer that education and livelihoods are complementary to each other. Livelihoods contribute to attaining of knowledge, which further imparts education. This education in turn contributes significantly to enhancing livelihood opportunities. In 2005, Aide et Action initiated the Livelihood Education thematic with the primary objective of providing quality vocational skill training to youth from the most disadvantaged communities in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.

Our programme imparts training in new and emerging occupations or trades like IT-enabled services (ITES), automobile technology, hospitality, customer relations and retailing, bedside patient care, wiremen, home appliances repair and beautician. Alongside technical skills, modules on soft skills, gender equality, conflict management and peace building components are taught. These transform young people into leaders who can build bridges across communities, work together to help manage conflict and promote peace. Through the Livelihood Education programmes, Aide et Action develops youth not only as autonomous persons and models for their communities, but also as change agents.


Our Livelihood Education programmes have impacted 224000 youth including 91840 women, out of which 163520 youth got placements.

In 2017, the programme has impacted 11590 youths out of whom 60% have been placed in jobs, While 748 youths have opted for self employment.

Our Approach

Community Mobilization & Training

  • Identify qualified youth from disadvantaged communities and provide training based on their skill and competence.


  • Advocate adoption of best practices & approaches in private and state run training programmes while focusing on employability and entrepreneurship opportunities

Gossip Circle for Empowerment

  • Enhancing and providing necessary inputs for personality development, life skills and forward and backward linkages to the trained youth for sustainability of efforts and better quality of life.

Promote Entrepreneurship

  • Helping trained youth who have exceptional aptitude to emerge as successful entrepreneurs and catalysts for generating more employment opportunities

Our Publications


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