Lend-A-Hand India

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About Us

About Lend-A-Hand India (www.lend-a-hand-india.org)

Lend-A-Hand India is a leading multi-state NGO/non-profit based in India working at the intersection of education and livelihood. We work with government schools to make the high school education practical and relevant by providing job/life skills training to young boys and girls from rural India.

The program is delivered in the school premises by the local entrepreneurs whom we recruit and train to be instructors. Students complement their academic education with practical, learning by using 'learning-by-doing' method in various aspects of running a business, namely manufacturing, accounting, finance, marketing and customer service and earn real revenue. The program has led to increase in enrollment, enhancing academic performance, and reduction in the dropout rates. By the end of class X, students are exposed to more than 20 different skills.

Currently more than 10,000 young boys and girls from over 60 villages have are being covered under this program spread all over the states of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

For more information

Raj Gilda, Co-founder; raj.gilda@lend-a-hand-india.org; +91 95525 79543 (India); +1 917 493 9000 (USA)