Solar Technology Skills for Young Adults

Agriculture is the primary source of income for people in the Osmanabad district of India. Recurrent droughts have created a vicious cycle of poverty, forcing young people to migrate to big cities for menial, low paying jobs. However, the region has high potential for solar power generation due to its dry, flat landscape and abundance of sunshine. 

Training young adults in basic solar technology skills expands job opportunities

Highlights

  • $100

    Funds Raised
  • $5,400

    Need to Raise
  • 3

    Total Donors
  • 16

    Days Until Launch
  • $5,500 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 31, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 40 Beneficiaries

  • $138 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $1,375 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 AM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

For young adults in rural India, job opportunities are few and far between. Especially in the Osmanabad district where agriculture remains the primary source of local income. Increased drought severity in the region and decreased job opportunities are forcing young people to leave their local villages in search of stable work elsewhere.

The Solution

Demand for solar jobs is projected to grow. The Indian government has already approved more than $6.48 billion in spending by 2022 to promote expansion of the solar energy industry in rural areas. With its dry, flat landscape and abundance of sunlight, Osmanabad has untapped potential for solar energy production.

To meet the growing need for solar energy jobs, Jnana Prabodhini Harali built a training center to educate and train young adults in solar technology. By equipping 40 young adults with foundational technology skills, this project will promote the hiring of local people for solar projects and bring sustained affordable solar energy to rural communities.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Create a promising new economic future for young adults in rural, traditionally agricultural communities by promoting a more inclusive local solar industry

Outputs

40 young adults educated and trained in solar technology skills and entrepreneurship

Outcomes

Increase in number of young adults employed in solar technology jobs

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact Quarterly Surveys and government published data
Outcome Dec 2021 Individual trainee follow-up post course completion
Outputs On completion of each course Course report; Photographs; Assessments
PROGRESS
Milestones
Name Status
Train first batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train second batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train third batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train fourth batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Activities to promote awareness about solar technology in Harali and surrounding villages Not Started Month 1-2
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 3
Commencement of the first batch of Solar Technology Course Not Started Month 3-4
Commencement of the second batch Not Started Month 3-4
Follow up for first two batches Not Started Month 5-6
Promotional activities for the next two batches Not Started Month 7
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 8
Commencement of the third batch Not Started Month 8-9
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 10
Commencement of the fourth batch Not Started Month 11
Follow up for the next two batches Not Started Month 12
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Solar Technology Skills for Young Adults

Highlights

  • $100

    Funds Raised
  • $5,400

    Need to Raise
  • 3

    Total Donors
  • 16

    Days Until Launch
  • $5,500 Fundraising Goal

  • Aug 31, 2020 Est. Project Launch Date

  • 40 Beneficiaries

  • $138 Cost Of Impact Per Person

This project will only be funded if it reaches a minimum of $1,375 by Aug 31st, 2020 11:59 AM EDT.

Project Details
The Problem

For young adults in rural India, job opportunities are few and far between. Especially in the Osmanabad district where agriculture remains the primary source of local income. Increased drought severity in the region and decreased job opportunities are forcing young people to leave their local villages in search of stable work elsewhere.

The Solution

Demand for solar jobs is projected to grow. The Indian government has already approved more than $6.48 billion in spending by 2022 to promote expansion of the solar energy industry in rural areas. With its dry, flat landscape and abundance of sunlight, Osmanabad has untapped potential for solar energy production.

To meet the growing need for solar energy jobs, Jnana Prabodhini Harali built a training center to educate and train young adults in solar technology. By equipping 40 young adults with foundational technology skills, this project will promote the hiring of local people for solar projects and bring sustained affordable solar energy to rural communities.

Associated Non-Profits

Associated Service Partners

Goals & Strategy
Impact

Long-term Goal: Create a promising new economic future for young adults in rural, traditionally agricultural communities by promoting a more inclusive local solar industry

Outputs

40 young adults educated and trained in solar technology skills and entrepreneurship

Outcomes

Increase in number of young adults employed in solar technology jobs

Goal-level Reporting Timeframe Reporting Method
Impact Quarterly Surveys and government published data
Outcome Dec 2021 Individual trainee follow-up post course completion
Outputs On completion of each course Course report; Photographs; Assessments
Progress
Milestones
Name Status
Train first batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train second batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train third batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Train fourth batch of 10 young adults Not Started
Activities
Name Status Timeline
Activities to promote awareness about solar technology in Harali and surrounding villages Not Started Month 1-2
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 3
Commencement of the first batch of Solar Technology Course Not Started Month 3-4
Commencement of the second batch Not Started Month 3-4
Follow up for first two batches Not Started Month 5-6
Promotional activities for the next two batches Not Started Month 7
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 8
Commencement of the third batch Not Started Month 8-9
Announcement of the course and enrollment of students Not Started Month 10
Commencement of the fourth batch Not Started Month 11
Follow up for the next two batches Not Started Month 12
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