CAP Foundation is a registered trust and an innovative workforce development initiative demonstrating end-to-end solutions to link learning and livelihood for disadvantaged young people and women. CAP Foundation offers Academic, Vocational and Occupational programs through in-school, out-of-school and post-school program interventions. These include Bridge schools, Vocational Junior Colleges, Community College, Degree College and CAP Institute of Hotel Management. The youth get equitable qualitative learning and promising labour market oriented vocational training opportunities that supports their pathways to safe and positive futures. The CAP Foundation has an impressive footprint in terms of its approach, face-to-face and e-learning training content and methodology, capacity building of service providers and job placement support to trainees. CAP Foundation specializes in working with the most deprived, vulnerable and difficult to reach sections of young and women at risk in poor urban, peri-urban, rural, tribal communities and has a very strong gender perspective through community based programs spread across India and with partners across Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Africa.
Our mission is to build safer,healthier and productive communities of young people capable of supporting self-directed growth and positive citizenship.
Our vision is to be an end-to-end community based solutions provider in linking quality learning and sustainable livelihood for vulnerable communities of children and young people.
We facilitate exchange of resources, opportunities and competencies between bussinesses, communities through public-private partnerships that contribute to long term sustainable livelihood development benefiting the difficult-to reach sections of young people.
Take the case of Sudha, an alumnas of LRC’s customer relations short-term course. This 20 year old not only works at the Reliance World but also supports her sister who is pursuing her engineering degree in Chennai.Actually, she hands over her salary to her father who takes care of the household expenditure. “If I hadn’t joined LRC, I would probably have become a daily wage labourer like my father. After the Tsunami waves took away everything, we were heartbroken. My mother always lamented about not having had a son. I am sure she is proud of me now” On weekdays she works nine-to-five and gets back home to cook for her father. On weekends she goes to watch a movie in a theatre.
I am Md. Javeed. 20 years old. We are 5 members in my family. My father sk.saleem is 50 years old and earns 3000 per month. He is an illiterate. My mother Nagma begum aged 46 years is a house wife. My elder brother is a painter; he separated from the family after marriage. My sister goes to Madrasa.
When my elder brother got separated from the family I dropped out of school in 6th class. Due to families poor economic condition my family put me in to work. I was not interested in work. I wanted to go to school. I was also more interested in dancing. From childhood I used to watch dance shows on television and go for only movies with lot of dances.
Three years back, Rizwana Begum’s life was all about domestic chores. Her father did whatever work came along- working as a laborer, selling fruits, driving an auto on a hire basis and the income was barely enough to make two ends meet for a family of 6 members in Karimnagar. So, when she could not pass her 10th class exams, her parents stopped her studies and asked her to sit at home. Being the eldest among 4 siblings, Rizwana wanted to complete her studies, learn computers and work so that she could support her family. But her parents did not listen. Having failed in her exams and family’s economic condition went against her.
Most people live ordinary lives. Just occasionally you meet someone who lives beyond the average – people who dare to not just dream but actually do. Malathi is one of them, despite difficulties and challenges that would cause most to give up she decided to think and live out of the box.
Malathi had to separate from her father due to a tussle between her parents. Her father did not like her mother and she still remembers the heated quarrels her mother had with him.
He threw them out of their home and married another woman. Her mother left her violent husband along with Malathi and her two sisters.