Schoolnet India Limited, a unique, innovative, and leading EdTech company, has recently announced its partnership with YuWaah at UNICEF to connect Indian young people with aspirational work opportunities and engage them as active changemakers. YuWaah has come together with public, private sector partners and young people to establish a network to catalyze this impact.
Under the partnership, Schoolnet will take on an active role in supporting YuWaah to meet its common goals within the larger mandates of respective organizations. Together, the organisations will work to leverage the existing mainstreamed initiatives at the national and state level. This will enable them to co-create and implement solutions at scale to tackle the employment, skilling, and civic participation challenges faced by young people of India.
Speaking on the collaboration, Managing Director and CEO of Schoolnet, RCM Reddy, said:
We are delighted to be associated with YuWaah at UNICEF and look forward to a fruitful collaboration that is aimed at giving our youth a better future. We are optimistic that this collaboration for joint advocacy would enable us to engage with the larger youth ecosystem, resulting in better opportunities for their growth.
Schoolnet’s focus will be on working with vulnerable populations, including young people with special needs, youth leaving care institutions, migrant youth and victims of child labour, violence, child marriage, trafficking, etc. The company will share content, digital tools, and best practices that will aid in bridging the skills gap among India’s youth. It will also engage in the amplification of access to career guidance and awareness by leveraging technical expertise and its tools. The two will additionally collaborate on joint advocacy programmes to engage the larger ecosystem working on career guidance and skill development.
Chief of Generation Unlimited, Adolescent/Youth Development and Partnerships at UNICEF, Dhuwarakha Sriram, added:
Our collaboration with Schoolnet is aligned on the mission to ensure learning, skilling for young people. We together hope to find the right opportunities for young people on a pathway of better socio economic opportunities.
YuWaah (Generation Unlimited in India) at UNICEF is a globally and locally incubated platform hosted with UNICEF as a multi stakeholder partnerships platform. The platform aims to connect around 100 million Indian youth with aspirational economic opportunities for productive lives and future employment, and facilitate 200 million young people to gain relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work. It engages 300 million young people as active changemakers and creates spaces for their leadership development by 2030.
Schoolnet provides a wide range of services for ensuring lifelong learning and skills of school students and youth in alignment with UN SDG 4. As a market leader in EdTech and vocational skilling services since 1997, it has a presence in 400 districts of India and has developed innovative digital and digitally-enabled solutions for teaching and learning. Through multi-stakeholder partnerships with governments, the private sector, institutions, and international agencies, the startup impacts 25 million students and teachers across 1,00,000 schools.
Last year in October, Schoolnet had partnered with vernacular coding platform GUVI to impart coding skills to all students registering on its flagship product Geneo.