About YuWaah Initiative:
- Generation Unlimited, also called YuWaah in India, is a multi-stakeholder alliance of UNICEF which aims to facilitate youth to gain relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work.
- The target age group of YuWaah includes adolescent girls and boys.
- Its key mission is to promote access to foundational, transferable and 21st century skills for youth inside and outside formal education systems, which includes defining foundational skills, life skills and flexible learning and identifying and scaling impactful delivery models.
- YuWaah intends to create platforms to guide youth to market opportunities (career guidance, mentorship, internships, apprenticeships) and facilitate integration of career guidance in school education.
Why in News?
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports signed a Statement of Intent with YuWaah to work in partnership to promote volunteerism among the youth of India as well as to help them transition from education and learning to productive work, skilling and being active citizens.
News in Detail:
- The main aim is to realise the vision of mobilising 1 crore youth volunteers in India and help reap the demographic dividend with YuWaah’s support.
- India currently has approximately 50% of its population under 25 years which calls robust focus in education and skill development.
- This will include collaboration on Supporting young people in entrepreneurship, Upskilling young people, Creating linkages with aspirational socio-economic opportunities.
- It will help in Promoting changemaking and civic participation among young people, Providing career guidance support to young people.
- It will also help in Supporting direct dialogue and the establishment of a feedback mechanism between young people and policy stakeholders, and
- Building the capacity of the National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) cadre and volunteer force on sustainable development goals.
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