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.
The youth in our program have been severely impacted by the pandemic. Most of the educational institutions have been shut down. Those who have jobs have not received paychecks for May and June. We are providing additional financial support for housing and essentials as required. We have also provided 60 CLs with smartphones and upgraded Internet connectivity. They are enrolled in financial literacy, digital literacy, and conversational English courses to utilize this downtime productively. English instruction is provided via Enguru, a spoken English app that is interactive and offers personalized instruction based on student levels in different industry domains such as hospitality and retail.
|Raja||Westside Show Room||Sales Executive||10,000+|
|Ashu||ASG2 Food Shop||Sales Executive||10,000+|
|Sartia||Trends Apparel Pvt||Stitching||7,000|
|Mayuri||Capital Stroke Investment||Customer Executive||10,000|
|Ravina||Shivaji Hospital||Patient Care||8,000|
|Nitin||KH Haria Associates||Trainee Accountant||4,000|
|Nikita||R-City Mall||Sales Executive||10,000|
|Ritwik||SBI CAP Security||Marketing||10,000|
|Jumman||Clover||Graphic Designer Trainee||–|
|Pinky||Patient Care||Assistant Nurse||18,000|
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.