DISHA, meaning direction, was an initiative to facilitate disadvantaged youth to gain access to jobs in the evolving new economy with self-respect and dignity.
A joint venture of Moserbaer Trust (MBT), CAP Foundation and USAID India, DISHA was initiated in September 2007. The project aimed at developing skilled workforce among the disadvantaged youth of the society, especially in Noida and Greater Noida, to meet the emerging demands of various corporates.
The programme aimed to provide equal opportunities to rural youth from the villages of Noida and Greater Noida, from diverse social backgrounds, in an inclusive manner. Initially under DISHA, three courses were offered to the students– Customer Relations & Sales, IT Enabled Services and Office Assistant. After the initial successes of the first three consecutive batches, more batches were started at Dadri in Greater Noida, offering courses in hospitality, IT hardware and services, office assistant and bedside patient assistance. The program has been highly successful providing employment to more than 1650 youngsters from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.