Source:Natarajan Education Society, Pune (2017)
Khushi sustainable livelihood Centres - More than just Skilling
For every smart city, the Khushi program which is inspired by the Pune Lighthouse model focusing on counselling, holistic support, changing self-image of the students and providing them a skill of their choice to ensure outcomes are sustainable is recommended. The crux of the Kushi program is in enabling youth to think differently about their own potential and bringing them to a point where they determine their own choice of skill. This leads to far higher retention in the workforce, as compared to other skilling programs where youth dropout in a few weeks.