India will start skilling its youth starting from those who are ten years old

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  • Smriti Irani, Minister for Women and Child Development along with 30 participating organisations launched ‘YuWaah’ — Generation Unlimited’ — to train youth between 10 and 24 years of age.
  • The initiative supported by UNICEF, aims to engage over 300 million youngsters in education, skill training or employment over the next decade.
  • In 2018, UNICEF initiated the Generation Unlimited partnership, globally. India is one of the first countries to partner with the initiative.
Every month a million people in India turn 18, ready to take up jobs. To help them, Smriti Irani, Minister for Women and Child Development launched ‘YuWaah’ — Generation Unlimited’. The government partnered with 30 participating to train the youth between the ages of 10 and 24.

The initiative is supported by UNICEF. It aims to engage over 300 million youngsters in education, skills training or employment over the next decade.

“The government is determined to make YuWaah a transformational alliance that brings a national step change in preparing young people for the transition from education to 21st century work,” Irani said at the launch.

India is in dire need of skills training as its efforts have to be intensified by ten fold. Skilling needs to be much more aspirational, KP Krishnan, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said.

In 2018, UNICEF initiated the Generation Unlimited partnership globally. “An engineering degree has a validity of 18 months to 5 years. Hence, the youth today should learn agility — learn, unlearn and relearn. Soft skills — creativity, teamwork, growth mindset — are the future. This can only be learnt experientially, said Ravi Venkatesan, UNICEF representative.

The programme is focused to create economic opportunities for 100 million youth through job matching and entrepreneurship.

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