They Spread their wings to take off…Flight@18

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.

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