To Enable a Generation To Go Above the Poverty Line in 90 Days - by giving free vocational training to underprivileged youth to develop themselves and their career, fulfill their dreams, change the whole family’s sustainability perspective, change and inspire their whole community and stop the incoming number of children to the streets by obtaining their parents’ commitment not to send the younger children to beg.
The Streisand Foundation strives to eradicate poverty and provide employment opportunities for youth across India. The Foundation is working for street children, yet it encourages the sustainable independence of its beneficiaries. For this purpose, The Streisand Foundation has established a training model to ensure underprivileged youth and their families' financial independence within three months.
The Streisand Foundation was started by Visvambhar Isaiah Streisand in 1996 that expanded into the India Street Children Help Trust (ISCHT) in 2007. Motivated by an innate empathy for the overwhelming number of street children in India, Mr. Streisand formed a charitable trust. The mission of the trust is to serve all sections of society, from the most needy to the economically stable, by enabling inexperienced individuals to qualify themselves for gainful employment opportunities with partnered corporate sponsors.
As of October 20, 2010, The Streisand Foundation is empowering the Indian Street Children via providing their older siblings, the most active member of the family, an education and a decent paid job at the end of a 3-month intensive program. Training is conducted both on and off campus, to facilitate the students learning and consequent job placement with reputed companies at a minimum wage of Rs. 5,500/- per month.
The volunteer based program provides the underprivileged youth their basic needs such as nutritious meals, education in health and hygiene, prevention from ailments, as well as motivating and educating their mothers not to discontinue the youth to attend classes so that The Streisand Foundation can indeed lead them to employment with a standard and self confidence.
Hands-on training is provided by volunteer teachers with a proven history of success in their respective fields, with focus in the areas of retail/sales, guest care (hospitality and office), service driving, call centre, beautician and security guard training, plus art and design. Along with practical vocational instruction, participants receive thorough guidance pertaining to living skills development, with a focus on community values, social skills and etiquette, self-esteem and motivation,and cultural diversity; with emphasis on indispensable fundamentals like spoken English and basic computer technology. Along with learning materials, lunch, tea and coffee is provided daily.
For the last 24 months The Streisand Foundation’s Executive Program Coordinator has met with numerous corporations, organizations, government agencies, potential donors and supporters and is pleased and honored to start its most recent activity with the valuable collaboration of a collection of qualified and generous volunteers.
Our team would like to give free training to all of the students, but due to financial constraints we depend on donors, sponsors and well wishers to help rural and slum-dwelling under privileged youth to improve the quality of their lives.