Education to Employment
We want to give the youngsters that play with us the best possible chance to reach their full potential. This can mean staying in school for as long as is possible. Having the chance to go to college or university. Or access to a training course to develop or learn new skills.
The bridge from education to employment is a critical issue in the modern world. Young people need jobs that will build their future lives. Employers need a skilled workforce. Much of our effort goes into making this connect work.
We provide a range of scholarships, that can range from small sums to pay for extra tuition every month to the payment of full university fees. We currently have 80+ young people in receipt of a scholarship. The concept behind the scholarships was to ensure children could stay in school when pressure came on them to drop out, normally to do basic manual work to help support the family. We found that a small scholarship could ensure a child could stay in school without becoming an increasing burden on the family. In this way the child achieves more, and longer term the family can be better off. A number of our partners see this as a good way to be involved with the Crows and we have developed some innovative schemes to involve different stakeholders in achieving the aim of giving each child the best possible chance.
With a buzzing economy India can sometimes seem a place of limitless opportunities, but to make the best of these opportunities it is important young people have skills. We have partnered with a number of skills providers who deliver good quality training that will mean a youngster is better able to get a job. The training can be in developing English language skills, learning to be a chef, understanding fitness, all sorts of areas. And we're always looking to add to the programmes we are able to offer, so if you have an opportunity please be in touch.
We focus a lot on the development of the young people that play and train with us. Any time we run an event or activity we consider the developmental opportunities it can provide. By far our biggest annual event is the Winter Camp and from the very start of planning its focus is the development of the 100s of young people who will run it - organise transport, deliver sessions, organise food, manage kit - the list is a long one when you are bringing a thousand children together to play for 10 mornings. All our young coaches also go through our in-house course called BASIC which supports them in learning to be a professional coach.