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Transforming Lives

Skilling India

Our Mission

For the Vulnerable

We work for the upliftment of the marginalized, underprivileged youth, misguided juveniles and homeless women.

For Unemployed Youth

We ensure employability for dropouts & neoliterates. Help the educated unemployed youth to find jobs through our programs.

For Students

We do skill building and vocational training under the National Skill Qualification Framework, as part of curriculum in schools and colleges.

Why Empower Pragati

The answer lies in our work. Our work fueled by our mission “Transforming Lives. Skilling India.”

Our Team is led by our inspirational Founder who has established a strong work culture and value system based on transparency and empathy. We deliver our work through diverse formats and programs to provide skill development to youth and design innovative models aimed at strengthening the skill ecosystem. We believe success can be achieved through scale without compromising on quality.
If you are looking for an organization that pursues its work with passion and has the ability to scale without compromising on quality then it is us.

Rajiv Sharma
Managing Director & Founder

Rajiv Sharma heads the business from the forefront by providing strategic leads and vision. He is a law graduate from Delhi University and did his MBA in Business Management from FMS, Delhi University. He has held senior management positions for over 25 years at Kodak, HCL and was also the CEO of Airtel before he quit the corporate world. Sensing a considerable lack of skilled people in the job market, he left a long and successful corporate career of years to mould Empower Pragati into what it is today.

Pritha Dutt
Director

Pritha Dutt heads the training, placement and marketing wings of the organization. An XLRI, Jamshedpur graduate, she has work worked extensively in both the corporate and social sectors with organizations and such as Oberoi Hotels, ICI paints, Airtel and Feedback Ventures. Pritha co-founded Phicus Social Ventures before she quit to join Empower Pragati. She enjoys theatre and reading. She has also demonstrated a knack for teaching. With a passion in the fields of learning and development, she continues to drive Empower Pragati forward.

Sanjeev Sharma
Director

Sanjeev is a Management Graduate from S.P. Jain College. He is a trainer, motivator, guest
speaker, and recipient of many awards such as NRI Achievers award and Bharat Saman
Pravasi award. When he is not working, Sanjeev likes to play Golf and works to support
social causes.

K.B. Rajendran
Director

KBR heads the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) Project and the HR function of Empower Pragati. He holds a B.Tech from NIT, Calicut and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has been a member of the leadership teams at companies such as Airtel, Essar, Reliance Communications and Dimension Data. He has expertise in social entrepreneurship, vocational skill training, e-Commerce logistics, telecom and payments. He was also actively  involved in e-Governance initiatives and cloud adoptions at Central Government, State Government and Municipality levels. He is our resident social networking, cloud computing and generally all-things-technology expert.

Empower Pragati is now a front runner in the world of skill development, in close collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship. In the past, we were able to train only a small number of students – around 1048, under the four projects we had. However, our resilience and dedication has ensured that the number of projects has increased to 38, including top government projects. These are Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra) PMKK, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushal yaYojana(DDUGKY), Ministry of Rural Development, and The National Skills Qualifications Framework(NSQF), Ministry of Rural Development and several Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Projects. Through these efforts and collaboration, we have up to date trained around 2.5lac students.

Since its inception, Empower Pragati has been working to empower, make financially independent, and productive the ‘weakest and most vulnerable’ sections of society. These include girls from poor families, minority groups, school dropouts, migrant labour, street children, and the differently enabled. We have worked in the past worked on a project with Indian Oil Corporation, with at risk juveniles.

Home students

Students trained
States Spread across
PMKK Centers
Projects
 Ek Sunehra Kal
CSR Initiative
Pernod Ricard

Shubham Singh

“After completing training at Empower Pragati, I was placed at Flipkart as a Sales Associate. Even after completing my graduation I was unable to find a job. Doing this training has totally transformed my profile.”

Shubham Singh

2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00

Shubham Singh

“After completing training at Empower Pragati, I was placed at Flipkart as a Sales Associate. Even after completing my graduation I was unable to find a job. Doing this training has totally transformed my profile.”

Manisha Meena

“I came to Delhi from a village in Rajasthan to get my mother treated for cancer. Desperately needed money to support her and my five siblings back at home. I’m currently working at MCD Dispensary and earning more than anyone ever in my family. Empower Pragati promised free-training and guaranteed job which changed my life forever.”

Manisha Meena

2017-12-01T12:38:04+00:00

Manisha Meena

“I came to Delhi from a village in Rajasthan to get my mother treated for cancer. Desperately needed money to support her and my five siblings back at home. I’m currently working at MCD Dispensary and earning more than anyone ever in my family. Empower 

Deeksha Kumari

“My childhood has been full of hardships and I wanted to change this for my family and myself. I found about Empower Pragati and its free-training program which would help me find a job through a mobile camp in my locality. Now I’m working at Cafe Coffee Day and leading a transformed life.”

Deeksha Kumari

2017-12-28T12:53:48+00:00

Deeksha Kumari

“My childhood has been full of hardships and I wanted to change this for my family and myself. I found about Empower Pragati and its free-training program which would help me find a job through a mobile camp in my locality. Now I’m working at 

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