Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan

Organisation:

iKure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.

Location:

Bengaluru

Problem:

One in two individuals drop out of school by the time they reach class X and 8 out of 10 do not complete college leading to an alarming number of youths who won’t get good jobs. The organisation started in Bengaluru in 2006, aims to create livelihood through continuous vocational education for the informal sector, to improve their income and quality of life.

Solution:

The organisation imparts skill training to individuals in 15 sectors and 150 job roles in multiple locations in India to make them employable and improve industrial and sectorial productivity. The organisation employs innovative delivery aids and multiple formats of training to the individuals. It also has a ‘earn and learn’ model that is helpful to these people.

Scalability and Impact:

The organisation has scaled significantly in the last 3 years and wants to accelerate their impact in the next few years. Organisation has more than 90 livelihood centres, more than 100 work site locations across 22 States and has skilled over 100,000 individuals in 2014-’15. It became a ‘for profit’ enterprise in 2008.

Requirements:

NA

Awards and Recognition:

NSDC’s ‘Best Upcoming Partner’ Awards 2013 & ‘Best Sustainable Initiative’ in 2014 NSDC’s ‘Best Practice Recognition’ Award Godrej & Boyce’s ‘Partner of the Year – 2014’ Award ‘Best Solution for the Society’ by Lavasa at LLGA Cities
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