by Rohini Vemuganti
This NGO develops the right skills, behavior and attitude in underprivileged youth to help them get a job
“In India, we have a quarter of a billion young people looking for jobs. But there are more jobs than people available to fill them. There is also a skill mismatch between what the industries are looking for and what is available. ETASHA works with young, underprivileged youth, to train them – to help develop the skills, the behavior, the attitude, the mindset, the work ethic required for a successful and growing career in industry,” says founder Meenakshi Nayar.
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How it all began
ETASHA, which is an acronym for “Enabling and Training Adolescents for a Successful and Healthy Adulthood,” has been set up by Ms. Meenakshi Nayar.
Ms. Nayar began her career in the 1980s, after completing her Masters in Psychology followed by a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. After 25 years of working in HR for the DCM Group, she began, as she jovially put it, her “significant work.”
Check out the ETASHA website for the latest volunteering opportunities with them.