For wards of the state, care homes are often the only homes they have known. The prospect of leaving these institutions at 18 can be quite overwhelming. Lacking education, life skills, and job opportunities, they struggle with living independently.
Care leavers, or youth who age out of care homes face issues of homelessness, exploitation, mental health, unemployment, legal trouble, and the cycle of intergenerational poverty.
We believe that when they have been steadily employed for 2 years, they will have a solid foundation on which to build a successful life.
This conviction is the foundation for our program.
This is why our Launchpad for Adulthood program does not stop with training, or job placement. We ensure that we mentor all our youth for the first two years of their career to set them firmly on the path to a stable, fulfilling and self-sufficient future.
India has 10,000 care homes, many in remote areas. To tackle this distributed problem, we work with multiple established local partners to implement the program. This allows us to overcome barriers of language and access, and implement effective interventions aligned with our core values.