This is How You Can ‘Gift a Livelihood’ to Someone Who Needs it the Most

This article has been made possible by ICICI Group

Thinking of ways to help someone earn a better and more sustainable living? Here is your chance. You can now ‘gift a livelihood’ to a person you believe is hardworking and motivated but lacks the right skills for the job. And for free! All it needs is a few clicks.

After studying till Class 12, Sachin Chavan had to start working as a farm labourer in Maharashtra because he did not have enough money to gain admission in any college.

Today, he is a skilled AC serviceman who earns a comfortable living, and is happy with the kind of work he gets to do.

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Similarly, Keziah Reimai used to work as a stone breaker at a construction site in Manipur. All she wanted was to earn enough money so she could purchase books and study.

Today, she is a Manipuri-speaking customer care executive at a reputed BPO. She refers to this job as a new beginning.

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Do you know anyone like Keziah or Sachin who deserves a better shot at life? Remember the conversation with your domestic help, the roadside cobbler, the construction worker or that rag picker who showed a spark but who you were not able to help? Someone who has the potential to achieve a lot more, but has been restricted due to lack of funds or the right skills? Now you actually have a way to ‘gift them a livelihood’ with just a few clicks!


Something like this –


The ICICI Academy for Skills is giving you a chance to help young Indians coming from less privileged backgrounds, by referring them to #GiftALivelihood, a free-of-cost skill training programme, with the help of which they can earn a sustainable living. All you need to do is visit a website and list down the details of that person. That’s it. Your job is done. You can sit back and track the status of the admission on the website –

ICICI academy will then get in touch with the referred people and enrol them in the training programme if they wish to join. The candidate will be part of a three-month long free-of-cost skill training programme, with the end goal of joining the workforce and participating in the country’s economic development.

With 22 centres across India, this academy has changed more than 25,000 lives till now, and they have a 100% placement record so far in all their centres. The eligibility criteria is minimum 8th standard completed and the annual income of the candidate’s household be less than Rs. 1.5 lakh.

Leading companies like Crompton Greaves, Voltas, Blue Star, Cafe Coffee Day and Schneider Electric Foundation have partnered with ICICI for the initiative to offer quality training and industry exposure to the candidates.

You too have the opportunity to gift any person the essential skills that will help him/her get a better standard of life. All you have to do to is go to and click on ‘Refer Now’.

The academy offers courses in 13 technical and office skills including:


What could be a better gift than a livelihood for someone who needs it? Go ahead – refer, refer, refer!

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