UNICEF India and SAP India collaborate to skill youth

UNICEF India and SAP India collaborate to skill youth

UNICEF India and SAP India have collaborated to provide career counselling to young people in the country that will improve their employability skills in a COVID-19 and post COVID-19 era.


Under this initiative, UNICEF is partnering with YuWaah (Generation Unlimited) to provide digital education and occupational skillset to the underserved young people of the Country.


UNICEF – YuWaah – SAP will strengthen and improve digital skills and life skills, provide young people with career options, reimagine the model in other states with the Government of India (GOI), and aim to impact one million young people by the end of 2022.


"Quality education and digital inclusion have never been more important. COVID-19 has exposed the fragility of access to education and this couldn’t be more relevant to India which has the highest number of young people," said Alexandra van der Ploeg, Head of CSR at SAP.


"Together with UNICEF in support of the UN’s Generation Unlimited initiative, we can use the power of innovation to solve social issues and help our youth through education, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship. In true SAP spirit, our unique partnership with UNICEF will not only maximise our collective impact but inspire young people in India and across the globe to help the world run better. After all, if our young people aren’t given the opportunities for skill development, they won’t be able to associate and support social causes that help in development of a nation," she said.


"COVID-19 has led to disruptions in educational, economic and social spheres of life, throwing up many challenges for young people.   The UNICEF – YuWaah – SAP India partnership aims to empower young people, to harness their creativity, problem-solving and leadership assets, to make a difference in their own lives and in their communities. This partnership will address urgent challenges young people face by exposing them to life skills, social innovation and career guidance," stated Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF Representative in India.


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