The Mumbai-based Antarang Foundation sees itself as a facilitator, connecting at-risk or disadvantaged youth with employment opportunities. It runs two programmes: CareerAware, which encourages children to stay in school till they are 18; and CareerStart, which gives them career guidance, core employability skills and connections with opportunities. Founder Priya Agarwal says that the organisation does not seek to create a parallel set up; it works with the multitude of training centres for various professions already available, and act as a link. Importantly, Antarang recognises that not everybody who come to vocational training wants to take up professions like carpentry or plumbing, and so it works to expand the range of career options available.
Jayant Sriram, The Hindu
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