ETASHA Society
1241801 Raised Goal 25000000


Join the #FightBerozgaari Campaign: Empower youth to break out of cycle of poverty through skilling for Employment and income generation!

Unemployment doesn't just affect individuals, it impacts families, communities, and societies as a whole. ETASHA's #FightBerozgaari campaign aims to tackle this issue head-on by providing support, resources, and opportunities to those seeking employment or wish to set up their own enterprise.

ETASHA, in partnership with United Way Delhi (UWD) and PROCAM India Pvt. Ltd., aims to raise Rs 2.5 Crores to skill and make youth financially self-reliant through employment or through income generation.


You can be a catalyst for change! By contributing to the #FightBerozgaari campaign, you are directly enabling us to:

Provide Job-Linked Training and Placement to Youth – This certified program helps the youth become employable with relevant skills required today which enhances their chance to get selected and to build their careers.
Job Placement: We connect skilled youth with suitable job openings through our network of partner organizations and companies.
Entrepreneurship Training and Setting up of Enterprise Support: A systematic Enterprise Management and Entrepreneurship Development program enables youth to get skilled, and Your donation can help budding entrepreneurs access training, mentorship, funding, and resources to start their own ventures.

To support one youth for sustained employment in the organised sector you can donate Rs 12000/-
To support a youth to set up their own enterprise Rs 40K is needed.

Your contribution, big or small, can ignite the spark in another person's life and can open doors for opportunities, growth, and a brighter future. Together, we can make a lasting impact. Visit our website to know more about the impact of our work!!

Help others achieve their dreams and you can achieve yours - Les Brown


Help us raise funds for our specific needs.

#FightBerozgaari Run with us to #FightBerozgaari and make youth from underprivileged communites financially self-reliant through sustained employment and income generation!!


A big thank you to all those who have donated on this page.

Yash Bhatnagar
Ashwani Nayar
Shweta Sethi
John Peter Nelson
Vipin Sahu
Vinod Kaul
Pradeep Chetal
Dr Pramod Arya
Vandana Bhatnagar


ETASHA was founded in 2006 by Dr Meenakshi Nayar to work with youth from low resource settings. While conducting a career guidance workshop for students at Gautampuri, a resettlement colony in South Delhi, Dr Nayar realised that while these students had tremendous potential it would be extremely hard for them to achieve their dreams and take control of their futures. Professional courses would prove too expensive for these resource-poor youth and lack of training opportunities would drift them further from acquiring organised-sector jobs. At the same time, with her decades-long experience of Human Resource Management in the Corporate sector, she was aware of a growing service sector which required active, high school educated youth for various entry-level positions. Recognising the opportunity, Meenakshi sought to connect the two for mutual benefit. ETASHA became a bridge connecting resource-poor youth with the organised sector, enabling them to break out of the vicious cycle of poverty and the associated problems of violence, substance abuse and social unrest.
Over a decade of running vocational training and placement programmes, ETASHA has widened its approach and reach to impact the entire ecosystem of the youth. Today, ETASHA runs innovative interventions in 5 verticals – Vocational Training & Placement, Employability Skills Development & Placement, Counselling & Guidance in Schools, Training of Trainers, and, Women Entrepreneurship Programs, and undertakes whole-community- based projects.
The Prevailing Reality
Unemployment of youth, skills mis-match, lack of employability skills and the prospect of increasing social strife stare us in the face today. It is estimated that over 75% of the new jobs to be created in India will be 'skill-based'. However, only 20% of the Indian workforce possesses 'marketable skills'. This represents a particularly daunting challenge for the large and growing numbers of unemployed youth in low income communities.

ETASHA’s approach is to work with multiple interventions geared to helping several segments in low-income communities to become aware of the changing realities of the employment and income generation marketplace and to develop appropriate mindsets, attitudes and skill-sets required for gainful work and living lives of self-respect and dignity.
An India where every adult is skilled for income generation to lead a life of self-respect and dignity.

To Provide Training and Mentoring to resource-poor communities for Sustainable Employment and Income Generation


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