Youth empowerment is the axis on which empowerment of the nation revolves. The youth without education is like a weapon without the necessary ammo. It goes without saying, that education is instrumental for the realization of one’s innate self and fulfillment of goals. Education is so necessary and essential that its absence may lead one onto wrong paths.
The youth must be equipped with relevant skills and must possess an educated mind so as to be an asset to the community and be active contributors for the upliftment of the society. Self-development of the youth is directly tied with that of the society. Therefore, it is essential to provide the youth with the right opportunities, which can harness their potential. Also, in order to enable the youth with the right skill set and knowledge, it is imperative to improve the quality of the education system. By doing so, we ensure that the products of our educational institutions become critical thinkers, problem solvers and accomplished leaders of tomorrow.
A few unstoppable and empowered Youth Icons
The youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai is the face many activists, who fight for the right to education.
This young and super successful entrepreneur’s story is what dreams are made of.
Born without a silver spoon in his mouth, Google’s CEO has achieved this coveted position on the basis of sheer hard work.
Justin Trudeau, Canada
The Canadian PM is one of the most admired world leaders because of his compassionate nature and liberal policies.
The 12-year old whizkid is a pro at programming!
In order to remove obstacles and make education accessible to the marginalised sections of our society, various measures are being taken by the government. This includes a dedicated Skill India mission which aims to train over 400 million Indians in different skillsets by 2022.
Various initiatives under this campaign are:
- National Skill Development Mission
- National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship
- Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
- Skill Loan scheme
- Rural India Skill
Taking inspiration from these initiatives, the Ponty Chadha Foundation’s Skills Academy is imparting job-related skills to the underprivileged youth, which makes them financially independent. Here’s a glimpse of their relentless efforts: