|Project initiator: Magic Bus Foundation||Year(s) of support: 2019 - 2021|
|Support provided: Cover functioning costs, the training and salary of the staff and purchase of IT hardware and software.||Amount provided: 30 200 €|
|Location: Noida, Delhi, India||Air Liquide monitoring manager: Renu Rohtagi, Human Resources Talent Manager, Air Liquide India|
The particularity of the situation in India besides the pandemic is the dissemination of information especially among the most excluded communities. They are dealing with an unknown situation and a lack of information. Magic Bus India Foundation aims to work on three fields of the crisis :
The Air Liquide Foundation support is dedicated to the mobilization of Magic Bus India Foundation staff for awareness campaigns, distribution of food and hygiene kits for nearly 500 families in Noida, Delhi area.
Faced with the second wave of Covid-19 in India, the Air Liquide Foundation is renewing its support to Magic Bus India Foundation for the medical equipment, the Covid-19 vaccination awareness campaigns, the distribution of sanitary and food kits as well as the setting up of of e-learning center for 200 students.
Given the current high-paced growth in India, demand for workers in IT (Information Technology) and ITES (Information Technology Enable Services) sectors will increase. Besides, India will have the world’s largest workforce with more than 3 million graduates and post graduates entering the Indian workforce annually by 2027. Yet, only 25% of them are considered employable in IT and ITES. There is a lack of soft skills, customer interaction skills, IT skills etc.
graduates/year in India
of the population under 25 years old
To bridge the gap between labour demand and supply, Magic Bus created its Youth Skill Development Program for first generation adolescent learners from marginalised households. Since 2019, the training programme has already helped 200 youths and 140 of them were placed in a job. For 2021, Magic Bus will rain at least 250 youth from the Noida Khoda Village and the surrounding areas.
The 3 months program involves the following five steps :
The training is a comprehensive and market-driven package of 200 hours.
youths trained over 3 years
complete the training program
succeed in finding a job
at least, women beneficiaries