YuWaah Youth Skilling Initiative

YuWaah is a Youth Skilling Initiative launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The project was launched on November 1, 2019. 

In this article, we shall discuss at length about this initiative along with its objects and its significance for the Indian economy and the youth of the country. 

This project is also important for candidates preparing for the upcoming IAS Exam for the GS-II paper under the Government policies, issues related to children, and initiatives by International Institutions. 

UPSC aspirants can get the List of Government schemes in India, along with their objectives at the linked article. 

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YuWaah Youth Skilling Initiative – Key Points

The Minister of Women and Child Development, Mrs. Smriti Irani announced UNICEF’s YuWaah in India on November 1, 2019, in the Rajya Sabha. Given below are a few key points about this initiative:

  • Generation Unlimited, called YuWaah in India, is a multi-stakeholder alliance that aims to facilitate youth to gain relevant skills for productive lives and the future of work.
  • The project has been launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Young people, aged between 10 to 24 years will be benefited through this initiative, and skill development and employment opportunities will be provided to them
  • Equal opportunities will be provided to both girls and boys
  • People from the private sector, public organisations, international and local organisations, and government agencies have been brought together through this Generation United (GenU) to tackle with the challenge of investing in learning 
  • The initiation of this project is a great achievement for India as India is one of the first countries to launch its national initiative for a Generation Unlimited movement
  • The Generation Unlimited movement had started off in New York in 2018

YuWaah is an initiative which will work in parallel to the India Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s path of AtmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, aiming at creating opportunities for the people of India, with India itself. 

Objectives of YuWaah

Since the education of youth today will define the future of the country, UNICEF’s YuWaah has also launched with the aim to empower the youth of the country. Given below are the main objectives of YuWaah in India:

  • Its key mission is to promote access to foundational, transferable, and 21st-century skills for youth inside and outside formal education systems
  • Defining foundational skills, life skills, and flexible learning and identifying and scaling impactful delivery models is also an important objective of this initiative
  • The project also aims at creating a platform to facilitate the integration of career guidance with the school curriculum
  • UNICEF also intends to collaborate with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to encourage youngsters to choose their own path and strive to achieve it
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Skill India Mission India Youth Development Index 
National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)
National Skill Development Mission National Policy on Education (NEP 2020)

About Generation Unlimited India

It was 2018, that UNICEF had initiated the Generation Unlimited partnership at the global level. The main agenda of this policy was to raise a global call for the need to support education, skills, and empower young people. 

The Generation Unlimited was formed in line with the UN Youth Policy 2020, which was based on the sustainable development goals. The need for India to have its own youth generated mission was felt by the Government which led to the announcement of YuWaah in India. 

Given below are the major aims of Generation Unlimited (GenU):

  • Improving the quality of education and focussing on future and development of the youth
  • Encouraging the youth opt for entrepreneurship and start new initiatives for the betterment of the country
  • Collaborating with the youth of the country to analyse their mindset and gather their ideas for the youth initiatives
  • Integrating skills and education, and training the youth for productive livelihood 

The initiative will foster the youth of the country to forward with their innovations and ideas to improve, modernise, and feel productive for the future of the country. 

Candidates preparing for the upcoming Civil Services exam can also visit the UPSC Syllabus page and get a detailed section-wise list of topics for all the subjects included in the preliminary and mains examination. 

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Apart from this, all Government exam aspirants can also get Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams at the linked article, and start their preparation accordingly. 

For any further exam updates, study material, and notes, candidates can turn to BYJU’S for assistance. 

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