Career guidance is very essential for educational success of the students. It helps in moving on a right career path. Pre planned career guidance can make lot of difference in the life of the students. It plays vital role in planning future of the students, bringing clear sight of the goal, choosing right career option and prepares students for the contemporary competition.
Lack of information about educational trends, lack of awareness about future prospects, lack of awareness about availability of the courses, parent’s pressure and sometimes lack of financial resources acts a stumbling block in choosing right career path. The educational situation is not favourable in slums areas wherein parents are less educated, and exposure is very limited. Keeping these multiple factors in mind, Avashya Foundation has organized career guidance programme in Govandi area of Mumbai. The career guidance programme was organized in collaboration SAAD Foundation and Gaondevi Education Foundation.
Over 108 students from six different schools and colleges were present. Students could receive guidance from three expert resource persons on online admission procedures, goal setting and availability of the streams and prospects each of the stream offered. The students have participated in a game which helped students realize importance of planning, coordination, information, determination and being focused on the goal. We sincerely appreciate efforts taken up by Mr Chandrakant Sasane who coordinated with the students and the NGOs for making this event possible. He guided students and spoke on role of the parents in the educational advancement of the students, planning career, making right choices while choosing subjects/ streams, and importance of education in altering social and economic life of the families and society at large.
Nilratan Shende also addressed the students and spoke on need of being disciplined in studies, turning adversities into opportunities (keeping in mind socio economic hardships of the family),setting a dream, meticulous planning in realizing desired dream. He also stated while addressing students “realizing desired higher dreams in your life would enable each one of you to emerge as a role model for other students in the vicinity and be a proud son or daughter”.