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Jobs in India: New Hope For Next Generation

July 23, 2014

One of India's biggest challenges -- and opportunity -- is that 10 million people every year will move from rural areas to cities. We're helping the country find new models to give job skills to those in transition, especially women. In the village of Padappai, about 20 miles outside Chennai in southern India, I listened to dozens of women tell stories about how acquiring job skills not only helped give their families a living wage but also raised their aspirations for their children. One after the other, they said their children wanted to become a pilot, a doctor, a civil servant, and a teacher. They spoke so convincingly that I had no doubt this transformation is already in motion. Please watch the short video blog to learn more -- and see the faces of the women.