There is a huge gap between what is taught in colleges and the lives of students, especially those of women learners across classes & communities and first-generation learners who may be socio-economically disadvantaged.
For example, a first-generation learner in college may have many questions on her mind in choosing / not choosing to sit for a particular job interview during placements. Her dreams and desires are enmeshed in her families’ needs, gender roles, her own interests, peer pressure, observations of wealth in the city, and the push and pull of changing job markets.
Even if one belongs to a family with privileged access to higher education, if she is a woman learner, there are good reasons to imagine her experience would be different. Only 22% of girls who graduate from college transition to the formal workforce, according to recent reports (Quartz India, 2014).
Gender curbs opportunities, restricts role-taking and decision-making and shapes self-image no matter which class, caste or religion one belongs to.
Each Anekataa partner has considerable experience in working with young adults and professionals across various sectors and industries.
Anekataa Academy was created to help young people transition better to the workplace, helping young people re-imagine their lives, affirm their self-worth and build new visions and plans for their future...