Stephen was born in India and has worked as a CEO, consultant, social entrepreneur and trustee in both India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka. As such he is deeply committed to young people across the sub-continent and has managed to recruit a team of volunteers who are keen to replicate Faecwork's approach and adapt it for a local context.
Find out about our steps to establish Facework Chapters in Delhi and Kalimpong and support employability and career development in this area of the world.
This video shows our training work in Delhi in 2020 among young women .
To date we have piloted the 'Facework Chapter' model in Kalimpong, West Bengal and in Delhi. Due to Covid the teams have moved online using Instagram to 'broadcast advice'
SUPPORT FACE.WORK INDIA
Unemployment in India is a major social issue. As of September 2018, according to the Indian government, there were 31 million jobless people. With the national unemployment rate at a 45-year high (7.6% of the population) and an estimated 6-8 million young people coming into the job market each year, (that’s 30,000 each day), it is little surprise that addressing youth employment is a top priority for the Government. Especially as figures from the OECD suggest that over 30% of India’s youth was neither employed nor in education nor training, one of the highest percentages in the world.
We believe our model of 'bottom-up' support and working directly with youth has real validity. If you would like to support our work as we build an evidence base for this model please contact firstname.lastname@example.org