Monday, October 2, 2017

Job opportunities for GPM young adults

Staff from Meluha Hotel briefing the Life Learners 
In underprivileged areas, it is common for children to leave school, at as early as elementary school age, in order to work to help their families earn money to survive. To combat this issue, GPM provides nutritious daily meals to students so that parents can keep their children in school. The Life learners Program, is a recent initiative that GPM started in June 2017, to help educate young adults who left the education track. Initiated by the JDC-GPM  2017 Summer cohort of volunteers, the program has been very well received, and the young adults are eager to catch up on what they have missed. Several students in the Life Learners Program have been encouraged to go back to school and continue their studies.
Life Learners with GPM Volunteers

Mehula Fern Hotel (a local Mumbai Hotel), recently approached GPM with an idea. The Meluha Hotel is a GPM partner who specifically collaborates with  Naya, a GPM paper recycling social enterprise. The hotel wanted to speak to our young adults in the Life Learners Program to let them know about available job opportunities at the hotel and career tracks in hospitality.

Ms. Pearl Dias, the Director of Training and Development at the Mehula Fern Hotel came with her team to the GPM Joshua Greenberger Learning Center in Kalwa and presented the Life Learners with an outline of what type of education is required to move up in the hotel world, and the best entry level jobs to start their paths. 

We are extremely appreciative and proud that Mehula Fern Hotel took the time to speak to our young adults. This is community development at its finest. GPM strives to ensure that all of its work is done at the local level. Our students are  taught by local teachers and our clinic is run by local doctors and nurses; so it is a dream come true that our young adults are being given opportunities to find career direction at GPM.

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