A STEP TOWARDS EMPOWERING YOUTH-
COLLABORATION OF MKSH & EC WITH PAHAL – NURTURING LIVES…
Dr Mihir Parikh
Campus Director, MKSH & EC, Karjan
Pahal, a Delhi-based not-for-profit organization, has started its pioneering operations in the state of Gujarat at Karjan with the support of Dr. M. L. Dhawale Memorial Homoeopathic Institute’s Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Hospital and Educational Complex. [MKSH & EC]
SKILLING NEEDS OF THE RURAL COMMUNITIES AND THE NATIONAL
Pahal’s focus is the Youth of India. Its study & observations has given it the insight that our youth, who are the Nation’s strength, need help and guidance to become productive for themselves & for the Nation at large. Our Hon. P. M., Shri. Narendra Modi, has a vision to train 500 million youth under the Skill Development Ministry and empower them with entrepreneurial skills to attain a sustainable livelihood. Pahal takes great pride in working towards the vision of Skill India and their mission to achieve this, is through Psychometric analysis, Personal counseling and Mentorship sessions along with their Technical skills.
This program will provide youth with direction on suitable career choices, training on how to keep the job & personality development which will help them grow in their respective jobs.
The team of Pahal did a 360-degree field study in the Karjan block and found that a lot of youth were school dropouts and unemployed. The employed ones were unskilled and casual laborers. The industries and employers expressed a lack of positive attitude and casual behavior. This reiterated the need of Youth Mentorship Programme.
Smt. Malini Kishore Sanghvi Hospital & Educational Complex [MKSH & EC] is working in the Karjan block with the objective of ‘Reaching to the Unreached’ section of the community. Community Development is one of the objectives of the Organization. Shri Umesh Sanghvi, our Director, was approached by Team Pahal for constructive collaboration with MKSH & EC.
MKSH & EC has undergraduate Homoeopathic College with NABH accredited hospital, so the course of Nursing Assistant was selected. The infrastructure & the faculties for the training of Nursing Assistants will be provided to Team Pahal to realize their objectives. Having worked in this area for the last 15 years, the Team of Community Health Department of MKSH & EC is in a position to give the local know-how of the work. Thus, the collaboration was done in a way that technical & field work will be done by Pahal & Infrastructure with in-house training will be made available by MKSH & EC.
The Center was inaugurated on the 16th of Aug, 2018 by Dr. Mihir Parikh, Campus Director, in the presence of Prof Anil Navle & Shri Ashokbhai Pathak – both Honorary Directors, and Mr. Ankush Bhardwaj. All blessed the team and gave good wishes for their noble work of empowering & mentoring YOUTH for nurturing their lives under the certification of NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and Skill India which is promoted by our Hon. P. M. Shri Narendra Modi.
THE WAY FORWARD
It is to begin with a Nursing Assistant Course for the deprived girls from different villages in Karjan. Over time, we aim to reach all the 90 villages and empower the youth with various technical and employability skills. We will also provide Youth Mentorship to ITI students and career guidance to the passing out school students.
The goal of this joint programme on ‘Youth Mentorship’ is to empower the youth and curb unemployment in the Karjan block.
By collaborating with Pahal, we have taken a step in the direction of Community Development for their sustainability.