Responding to the urgent problem of widespread unemployment among young graduates and the need to overcome the handicap of poor quality education, the Garur centre took the initiative to introduce two training courses in 2015. The first was for a pilot digital literacy project in two schools to enable students to access educational material and knowledge programs through internet, and the second to create a cadre of trained Master Trainers to develop sufficiently competent computer skills to empower the growing numbers of educated unemployed youth in the valley to avail of income generating and educational opportunities.
The programmes are ongoing. A government sponsored Biometric Training programme was also conducted for 24 youth, many of whom have found satisfactory employment. Taking the initiative further, we are now working with 3 Govt. Schools in Garur area and imparting Computer Basic training to students from class 9th to 12th. Along with this, a teacher training programme is also run at THT Garur center to build the skills of youth towards advance computer software and applications.
Current programme is funded by the Tata Trusts and THT sees it as a beginning to achieve the goal of IT technocrats coming out of our mountains and providing various services to outside world being with their village colleagues and the community!