SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Creating Skilled Youths

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The stark reality of the ageing scenario in India is that there are 77 million older persons in India today, and the number is growing to grow to 177 million in another 25 years. With life expectancy having increased from 40 years in 1951 to 64 years today, a person today has 20 years more to live than he would have 50 years back.

With older people living longer, the households are getting smaller and congested, causing stress in joint and extended families. Even where they are co residing marginalization, isolation and insecurity is felt among the older persons due to the generation gap and change in lifestyles.

The elderly population in India is continuously increasing and also the problems faced by these people are increasing simultaneously. The number of people in old age homes is constantly increasing and also most of the parents are now deciding to live in old age homes rather than living with their children.

Health Problems faced by the Geriatric population:

  • Medical / physical
  • Economical
  • Emotional- Care
  • Social (To make them feel wanted)
  • Spiritual –Holistic Care
  • In addition to the above problems, the most important factor is the problem of neglect and isolation and feeling of being ignored by others.
  • On the other hand, majority of the youths who are without any jobs are merely 8th -12th passed/ school drop-outs and are unable to get a respectable job in the current competitive situation.
  • The major issue about the availability of the trained Caregivers has been taken up by Bhaktivedanta Hospital by offering Caregiver Certificate Course.

Caregiver Certificate Course is a guiding light that helps to understand the importance of elderly people. It emphasizes on the need to realize our duties towards senior citizens and to take all the necessary efforts to bring a smile on their faces.

Care Giver Certificate Course is a 9 weeks course which is unique and innovative in itself – a blend of academic, soft-skills, self-defense & IT training.

It emphasizes on the need to realize our duties towards senior citizens and to take all the necessary efforts to bring a smile on their faces.

Students are offered classroom training and they also get an opportunity to visit various old-aged homes and hospitals to gain practical experience.

The students are regularly monitored and evaluated.

After successful completion of the course, they are provided certificate.

At the end of the course, students are offered free placement where they can earn a starting salary of Rs.10000-14000 p.m.

In the last 3 years, we have trained 240 youths as caregivers. This year we propose to train 200 youths.