They Spread their wings to take off…Flight@18
CSA’s Aftercare Program was conceptualized based on the following needs which were identified in course of our work with CCIs:
- Young adults (YAs) need to leave CCIs once they turn 18 years, usually without proper career/aftercare plan & support system
- Around 50% YAs are 8th or 9th pass when they leave CCIs and are not prepared for the world outside
- YAs have either very limited or no support at all to pursue their career choices
- Career choices are very limited and unidirectional and not supported by their career inclination, aptitude, and personal realities.
- Based on past figures, we found around 50-60% YAs end up engaging in unskilled low paid jobs or conventional courses which have very limited employment opportunities
- Majority of girls are married off post de-institutionalization.
For this very reason, CSA came up with a program to cater to their needs and make them independent. The program is implemented with the objective to facilitate effective preparation & identify appropriate career opportunities for every resident child in the age group 14 – 18 years and above, eventually making YAs self-reliant and contributing members of the society.
Currently through this Aftercare Program we have helped 332 children and made 103 self-reliant by helping them secure jobs in their fields of choice.