TRAINING 25,0000 STUDENTS
IMPACTING 50,000 LIVES
globally in 2020
Social Change Maker & Entrepreneur
Dev Aditya is working to upskill and train a generation of students in South Asia. Previously he has successfully launched a green transportation scheme that serves 30,000 people every year, ran national award winning inclusivity campaigns in the UK, and developed sustainability models for rural communities.
Dev Aditya is a strong believer in Creativity through experience and works towards long-term high impact social projects through community involvement.
Upskilling a generation through skills training
In 2018, Dev Aditya and Dr Pauldy Otermans had a vision to upskill millions of students in South Asia who, they discovered, were given no professional skills and life skills training. The region was already facing its highest unemployment rates in decades, and having an untrained work force would not only mean gloom for the local economy, but would result in millions of young people being unemployed for no fault of their own. This gave birth to Otermans Institute; a specialised curriculum development and training firm in London that focuses on providing essential skills training to students in South Asia to significantly improve their employability.
Currently Otermans Institutue is contracted by the government to train close to 25,000 students in the Indian state of Uttarakhand along with the thousands of other students they are training in four other states of India and the country of Nepal. They aim to train 10 million students by 2030.
COVID-19 RELIEF PROJECTS
Continually updated with the latest projects and information
COVID-19 FUNDRAISER BOOK
Launched: 5 July, 2020
The world needs to hear the many heoric and personal stories from the 2020 pandemic. This initiated the project to launch the world's first fully comprehensive anthology from the 2020 pandemic, comprising of 72 authors connected to five continents. The book aims to utilise their collective voice - as the voice of humanity - to continue fundraising to support our frontline services who continue to battle the virus globally.
All funds raised from the sale of this book will be donated to such services.
LOCKDOWN DIGITAL LEARNING
Launched: 1 May, 2020
While the lockdown gave people time to finally learn essential life skills, it also shut down teaching and training for children. There was limited access to bite-sized self-learning lessons - especially in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. This initiated Lessons for humanity which provided key bite-sized lessons from the Otermans Institute curriculum to continue training students online during the lockdown, and to provide support for mental wellbeing.
Over 20,000 people have benefited from it since May 2020.
CLASSROOM STUDENT PROTECTION
Launched: 7 July, 2020
With schools set to open in August, a vast number of institutions, especially in rural locations of India have no access to sanitisation products - for their children and staff.
A special provision has been made to provide 1,000 litres of free sanitisers to 200 schools that Dev Aditya works with to make them safer.
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