Launched in 2008, Teach India soon grew into a national movement, reaching out to lakhs of volunteers and hundreds of NGOs. and Teach India centers sprouted everywhere on the map. But the impact was hard to measure and track. The Times Group took a pause to re-think and re-prioritize. The guideline was clear – Bring a change that will empower the beneficiary in true sense. Life altering changes in our students is what drove us to fully emphasize on employability of our students. Spoken English is a skill laid out by the Indian government. The confidence to converse in English is fast becoming integral to have while job hunting. Skilling the youth of India in spoken English so as to enhance their employability thus became the blue print for the new chapter of Teach India.
The youth population has the potential to greatly contribute to the growth of a nation’s economy. India has a population of 521 million youth between the age of 12 and 35, the largest in the world and is banking upon this group to break into the league of the most advanced nations in the world. But the contribution by the youth to India’s
progress might be limited since a large number of those are still unskilled. Now that English has become the preferred language of conversation for jobs in the retail, hospitality, healthcare, BPO and other sectors, the ability to converse in English not only builds confidence in an individual but also improves one’s chances of finding employment. Thus Teach India focuses on teaching spoken English to youth in the age group of 18-35 and through the program increases their employability.
The ability to converse in English opens the doors to employment in various sectors. The learners undergo the training on spoken English and the target of the training is to make them job-ready in terms of spoken English requirements. The team will also ensure access to suitable employment opportunities.
A typical target learner: