AFEC Launchpad for Adulthood Impact Source – CSA

Launchpad for Adulthood – Program Impact

AFEC began enrolling Care Leavers (CLs) into the Launchpad for Adulthood Aftercare program in June 2019, with a heavy emphasis on data collection and metrics to continually assess effectiveness of program and identify areas for improvement.

COVID-19 Update

The devastating scenes we see from India of severe oxygen shortage, overwhelmed hospitals, and overflowing cremation grounds, cause us to overlook the millions of stories of struggles for survival being played out every day.
So many families are losing jobs and their means for survival. Particularly dismaying for us is the impact on young adults we support, who were just beginning to stand on their own feet after aging out of institutional care. Their fragile sense of independence and self-reliance is being crushed by lack of money for food or rent: in the face of calamity, they are leading lives of quiet desperation.

The immediate emergency is to cover the cost of daily essentials for the dozens of impacted youths to help them overcome the impact of this second wave of COVID-19.

Cost of food for a month for one young adult is $40. Cost of rent and food for a month is just $96.

 

312
Achievers
Enrolled

Location and Gender

Sayali, 24
Graphic Design

Sayali is the daughter of a single mother, who works for daily wages and is unable to care for 4 children. Sayali grew up in an Institutional Home from the age of 6. With AFEC’s support, she is getting a two-year Diploma in Graphic Design and 2D Animation from the International School of Design, Pune. Her strengths are teamwork and communication – she will soon be embarking on an exciting career!

Choice of Career Path

42
Completed
Training

Program Status of CLs

 
Family Situation

Education Level
No CL turned away

Rajaram, 22
Sales

Rajaram, one of five siblings, grew up in an orphanage in Madhya Pradesh from the age of 13. Rajaram wanted to start earning quickly to help support his family. He did an Office Administration course, and is working in Sales at Westside, earning Rs 10,000/month. He is able to support his family while also studying BCom. A young man with such a strong sense of responsibility certainly deserves our support!

Digital Outreach
12 Computers
3 Locations
Helping 67 Female Achievers

Digital Outreach
96 Phones
75 Data Plans
231 in Spoken English Classes

Janmu, 20
Catheterization Technician

After Janmu lost both her parents, her grandmother placed her in a Girls’ Home, where she lived for 10 years. She has a wide range of interest including dancing, singing, and chess. She wanted a career in the medical field, and is pursuing a two-year diploma in Catheterization, at Premvati Medical College, Jabalpur. We are thrilled to be helping another strong, independent young woman become self-sufficient.

Anshu, 20
Chef

After Anshu’s mother passed away, his father, an auto driver, placed his four children in Children’s Homes. Anshu completed up to 9th grade schooling. He decided to train as a chef at Hotel Narbada Jackson, Jabalpur, and is now earning Rs 12,000 a month! We strive to help all youth find a stable career path regardless of their education level.

26
Employed
62% Placed

Employed AFEC Achievers
Name Company Role Salary (Rs/mo)
Anshu Ashoka Restaurant Chef 12,000
Shivani DOIONS, Jabalpur Graphic Designer 5,000
Akash Softech Computers Hardware Tech 10,000
Bimal Kadam Farm Resort Hospitality 10,000
Bobby Ambarnath Hotel Hospitality 10,000
Tukaram CCI Chef 12,000
Priyanka Somerset Pvt Ltd Tailoring 11,000
Vaishali Starlight Solutions Clerical 8,000
Ritesh Hospitality 10,000
Raja Westside Show Room Retail 6,000
Ashu ASG2 Food Shop Retail 10,000
Sarita Trends Apparel Pvt Stitching 7,000
Mayuri Lok Biradari Trust Retail 8,000
Ravina Shivaji Hospital Patient Care 8,000
Nitin KH Haria Associates Trainee Accountant 4,000
Nikita R-City Mall Retail 10,000
Ritwik SBI CAP Security Administration 10,000
Jumman Clover Graphic Designer Trainee
Pinky Patient Care Assistant Nurse 18,000
Chandani R-mail Retail 8,000
Sheetal Pawana Hospital Nurse 12,000
Ganesh Mfg Apprentice 12,000
Shailesh Mfg Apprentice 12,000
Babita Jupiter Hosptial Patient Care 8,000
Savita Administration 10,000
Sara A-1 Beauty Parlour Beautician 4,000
 

Employed AFEC Achievers
Steady income with potential for growth

 

Research Reports

Report on Learnings from Providing Aftercare Services

CSA and AFEC conducted a deep dive into our Aftercare program, to analyze

  • How Care Leavers are recruited into the program
  • Demographics of CLs
  • What kinds of career paths are chosen by CLs
  • Salaries for different career and educational choices
  • How to maximize earning potential
  • Drop out rates
  • Impact of gender on salary
  • Cost of providing Aftercare services
  • Return on investment for intervention as this crucial age

Read about our findings in detail here.

Webinar on Aftercare Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers from CSA, AFEC, Udayan Care, Kshmata, ICICI Foundation, and Little Star Foundation discussed their experiences in providing Aftercare, and challenges, particularly during COVID-19. The 90 minute webinar may be viewed here.

 

 

Annual Reports

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