Katalyst

Guides girl students from less privileged sections of the society towards professional excellence through leadership and skill development programs

  • Started: 2007
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

About

Katalyst works with the aim of empowering the girl child by providing opportunities for leadership and skill development. It supports underprivileged Read moregirl students throughout the course of their undergraduate studies by way of employment guidance, mentoring, financial assistance, medical insurance and skill development training. One of its primary objectives is to provide a long-term mentor for every student and provide them with life skills training to develop them into mature, confident and self-assured individuals. The objective of the life skills training is to instil students with the ability to deal with the challenges of everyday work life and the curriculum consists of five core elements of Communication, Personality Development, Technical Training, General Awareness and Leadership. The mentorship program provides socio-emotional, academic and career support to students along with training in personality development with the aim of enabling the students to interact with expert industry professionals, learn essential life skills and find a suitable career path. Girl students pursuing professional courses with an annual family income of less than Rs. 2 Lakh are eligible candidates for training programmes. A good academic track record is essential for getting selected. The ultimate aim is to empower underprivileged girl students by boosting their employment skills and earning power.


Issue

Girls are not encouraged to pursue education, thus they are left behind in the race of excellence.

Action

Katalyst aims to accelerate the growth of young women in professional education, through developmental interventions and an enabling environment, to enhance self-belief and leadership.

Sectors

  • Employment
  • Skill Development
  • Education
  • Gender

Impact

Katalyst has impacted the lives of over 1200 girls, with 500 currently in the programme, in the cities of Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi, working in senior positions in prestigious companies both in India and abroad.

Programs

  • Proprietary Curriculum

    The special curriculum that Katalyst designed and follows enables students to develop in the areas of self-development and leadership, communication skills, technical skills, English language competency, and career readiness skills.

    It comprises 600 hours of classes, 6 courses and 72 modules delivered across four years enabling all-round development in the students.

  • Internships and Corporate Engagements

    To ensure experience and exposure the organisation arranges for internship and field visits. This exposure may further lead to deciding the choice of career and greater knowledge about practical situations. It may even fructify with the student getting employment in the firm that they did an internship in.

  • Placements

    Katalysts have secured jobs in many known organisations with the 2020 batch getting offers up to Rs. 29 Lakhs per annum. The average starting salary of the batch was 50% higher than that in the previous year.

  • Digital Enablement

    The organisation provides laptops at economical rates to the girl students along with access to the internet, technology and computer programmes.

  • Mentoring

    The enrolled students are connected to mentors who belong to different disciplines and bring in new experiences and views.

    These exchanges help the students define themselves, learn essential life skills and evaluate various career options.

    The programme's main focus is to promote socio-emotional support, personality development,
    academic support and career guidance and support.

Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AABCH6738

  • Registration ID
    U 91120 MH 2006 NPL15946
  • 12A

    40111

  • 80G

    1411/2007/2008-09

  • FCRA

    083781304

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

502, 5th Floor, "A" wing, Aurus Chambers, S. S. Amrutwar Marg, Near Sumer Kendra, Worli

Offices in Cities

Pune, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    Third Sector Partner

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)

  • Employees

    21-50

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