Opportunity Youth: Pune
GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY YOUTH NETWORK: PUNE
In Pune, there are 1.2M youth between 18 and 29 years of age and 2,50,000 Opportunity youth (*Accenture Ecosystem Study 2019). The GOYN Pune initiative is aimed at unlocking the economic potential for OY in Pune.
Vision of GOYN Pune is that Opportunity Youth in Pune have access to dignified, productive & sustainable employment, entrepreneurship & leadership.
GOYN Pune is on a mission to create a self-sustaining, locally owned system that engages and works collectively with its opportunity youth and contributes to a city that is operating at its full potential.
GOYN Pune believes in and practices the values of empathy, inclusion, courage, and integrity.
GOYN Pune Projects:
- Youth Connect
GOYN’s Youth Connect project aims at Youth centric resource aggregation of services and opportunities that are fragmented and not easily accessible to opportunity youth. The project enables youth to access personalised advisory services and connection to appropriate well designed skilling programs. The project shall help youth to seek career counselling and guidance, employment and post-employment support. It would also enable young and budding entrepreneurs to seek support for entrepreneurship development, access to finance, linkages to market place and more.
- Saksham Yuva
Saksham Yuva is a mentorship program to support youth from low-income communities to enroll into secure jobs, complete vocational training, build entrepreneurship initiatives, and pursue apprenticeships.
- Youth Innovation Fund
Youth Build International, a global partner of GOYN, has launched the Youth Innovation Fund which aims at addressing the local challenges related to equity, sustainability and meaningful livelihoods through action projects led by local youth.
A pilot entrepreneurship project was designed with Lighthouse and IDFC First bank to create a dedicated entrepreneurship nurture centre. The centre would mentor youth interested in entrepreneurship. The program aims to train entrepreneurs to increase their income and expand/grow their businesses in terms of profit/sales/scale of operation/operation/amount of customers/quality of product.
A pioneering project aimed to deploy GOYN’s place-based, collaborative approach, for bridging the gap between supply-side skilling organisations and demand-side employers to make the logistics sector aspirational for youth with limited awareness and improve longer-term employment outcomes in Pune. The program will make youth aware of the opportunities available in the logistics sector.
The objective of this project is to train vulnerable women from low income communities for entrepreneurship/job opportunities to enable a few of them to earn a livelihood every month. Digital literacy, financial literacy and skill training will be offered to these women along with psycho-social support.