SAP boosts youth skills in India

Young people find opportunities through a Career Guidance Portal

Shinjini Chowdhury
SAP boosts youth skills in India
06 August 2020

Arpita Barua of Jaipur city in the state of Rajasthan in India wants to be a wildlife photographer when she grows up. She has just written her class 12 board examination and is awaiting results. But, like the rest of the world, Arpita is affected by the pandemic, and her future is uncertain. In these times, the Rajasthan Career Guidance Portal gives her hope.

Announced last year in Rajasthan by the state’s school education minister, the career guidance portal serves students from classes nine to 12. It provides information on career choices, nudging students toward vocational and professional courses, college admissions, scholarships, and entrance examinations.

The portal was launched by the state government of Rajasthan and UNICEF and is supported by SAP as part of SAP-UNICEF-YuWaah!, a collaboration in India that works to empower teachers, strengthen secondary school students’ life skills, and provide career guidance tools.

Arpita’s school is one of the 150 government schools of Rajasthan where students have been introduced to a whole new world.

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