“Skill development, Speed and Scale are the 3 important aspects that are relevant to the present day growth and development module”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi We at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute believe in, ‘Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’. The skill development division, under the aegis of Sri Chaitanya Seva Trust, has only one objective: To train and provide skills to the unemployed youth/school drop outs/ widows/ destitute etc as care givers, increase their employability and facilitate job opportunities for them.
Care Giver program for youth is providing an opportunity to individuals to become trained care givers and provide primary health care to patients, thereby becoming a bridge between the demand and supply. This is a win-win situation for youth and the patient. The scenario of the day is due to nuclear family, the senior citizens are left alone to fend for themselves. Therefore, there is a huge gap in the society to provide care giving services.
The team has been running the skill development programme since 2015, and ever since then has trained more than 1000 youth to become competent caregivers. At least 70% of the trained workforce gets employed, which not only improves their financial condition, but also works as a catalyst to boost their confidence, dignity and self-esteem. For those, who do not opt for employment, it is a skill that can be used at any stage in life, either for their family members or neighbourhood. The skill development model adopted includes upgraded and advanced courses for such candidates who want to retain themselves in hospital based care. Once educated and skilled as hospital assistants, the energy and enthusiasm of such youth is harnessed alongside the medical and supervisory teams.