Building core employability skills and ethical productive mindsets

A steady paycheck can be a lifeline for the hundreds of millions who do not have it.

In India, most day-wage laborers, housepainters, carpenters, and self-employed small business owners such as tea-stall vendors, vegetable sellers wish for their children to escape the life of financial insecurity they themselves endure.

However, these youth must navigate a challenging job market. They often have little information about the employment process: what different careers entail, the expectations of a professional workplace, etc. Additionally, these youth often need to develop basic communication and computer skills to secure long-term careers.

With the support and tools to develop their skills, disadvantaged youth can hope to become productive and creative, improve their financial security and perhaps even contribute to the greater good.

FEA offers a free program, in north India’s Hindi belt, for urban youth and for rural youth to build productive and ethical mindsets and core employability skills.

The curriculum build productive and ethical mindsets, English language skills, and digital literacy skills. Additionally, since nobody can really know what the careers of the future will look like FEA teaches students how to continue learning on their own after the program ends and stresses the virtue of being adaptable to workforce changes.

FEA also provides mentorship and career counselling to support students on their journeys.

Cumulatively, about a quarter of a million students have enrolled in FEA since its inception in 2010.

Deepak Chopra


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Freedom Employability Academy is a project of AAM Foundation
AAM Foundation, USA is approved by the US IRS under section (501) (c3)
AAM Foundation, India is approved under section 80G (5) (vi) of the Income tax act 1961

Freedom Employability Academy (FEA) admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at FEA.
It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and athletic and any other FEA administered programs.