Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) is one of the schemes of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) – Government of India. These schemes work with the vision of transforming rural poor youth into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce. These programmes are focused on poor rural youth between the ages of 15 to 35.
Don Bosco Tech is one of the 315 partners implementing this scheme in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development. On 19th June, 2017, the Ministry awarded Don Bosco Tech the award for the “Best Performing Training Partner (Category A), 2016-17”. The award and certificate were received by Fr. A. M. Joseph sdb, the Executive Director, from Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar, the Honorable Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Since 2009, Don Bosco Tech has been involved in training the youth of several Indian states in a variety of relevant skills in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development. During this period, it has trained a total of 62,863 youth of whom 48,425 (77.03%) have since been employed. During the last year (2016-17) we have been actively implementing the project in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Jharkhand and Orissa and have trained 4,850 youth.
DDU-GKY takes pride in its partners and their ability to add value. Innovation from partners is encouraged to build scale and capacity. Don Bosco Tech has taken initiatives to impart quality training along with moral values and to develop and deploy systems that are robust and meaningful to the skilling ecosystem. Some of the areas of specific intervention include online MIS system, digital content, digital directory providing information, a mobile app which is helpful to find training options, training centers, connect the alumni etc.