An Academic Exercise of Learning by Teaching

Teaching is not a unilateral affair at all. We, the teachers know the essence of the issue emerges when the stakeholders from the other side of table also make their presence felt. This blog records here about those teacher-student learning and teaching moments which enrich the whole process with more meaningful way.

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Wednesday 17 May 2023

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Reducing the Shackles of Unemployment: A Pathway to Economic Empowerment


- Sreerupa Basu
- Sherwin Prakash
- Afifa Iqbal
- Harshita Sabharwal

Unemployment poses a significant challenge in today’s society, stifling the aspirations and potential of millions around the world. The consequences of unemployment extend far beyond financial strain, impacting individuals’ mental well-being, social stability, and overall economic growth. It is imperative that we address this issue head-on, implementing comprehensive strategies to reduce the shackles of unemployment and unlock a brighter future for individuals and communities. This article explores various approaches and measures that can pave the way toward greater economic empowerment.

Fostering Economic Growth and Job Creation:

One of the fundamental pillars in combating unemployment is fostering economic growth and job creation. Governments and policymakers must prioritize creating an environment that encourages investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship. By supporting industries that have the potential for expansion and nurturing emerging sectors, we can unlock new employment opportunities and revitalize stagnant job markets.

Investing in Education and Skill Development:

Education and skill development are key drivers in reducing unemployment. Governments and educational institutions must collaborate to equip individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving job market. By aligning educational curricula with industry needs, promoting vocational training programs, and fostering lifelong learning opportunities, we can enhance the employability of the workforce and bridge the skills gap.

Enabling Labor Market Reforms:

Flexibility in labor markets is crucial to stimulate job creation and reduce unemployment. Governments should strive to create an enabling environment by implementing labor market reforms that simplify employment regulations, streamline bureaucratic processes, and strike a balance between workers’ rights and business needs. These reforms encourage entrepreneurship, attract investment, and promote job growth across diverse sectors.

Empowering Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses:

Entrepreneurship and small businesses play a pivotal role in job creation. Governments must prioritize supporting aspiring entrepreneurs by providing access to financing, mentorship programs, and business development services. By fostering an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and facilitates entrepreneurship, we can unlock the potential of individuals to create new ventures, fuel job growth, and contribute to economic prosperity.

Targeted Employment Programs:

Unemployment often disproportionately affects specific groups such as youth, long-term unemployed individuals, and disadvantaged communities. To address these disparities, targeted employment programs should be implemented. These programs may include subsidized employment initiatives, job training programs, mentorship opportunities, and collaborations with private sector partners. By focusing on these vulnerable populations, we can break the cycle of unemployment and empower individuals to seize new opportunities.

Infrastructure Development as a Catalyst:

Investing in infrastructure development serves a dual purpose of enhancing public amenities and stimulating job creation. Governments should prioritize infrastructure projects such as transportation, renewable energy, and urban development, which generate employment across various skill levels. These initiatives not only create immediate job opportunities but also lay the foundation for sustainable economic growth and increased productivity in the long run.

Supporting Innovation and Emerging Industries:

To stay competitive in the global economy, it is crucial to support innovation and emerging industries. Governments should invest in research and development, provide grants and incentives to foster technological advancements, and promote sectors like renewable energy, information technology, and biotechnology. By embracing innovation, we can create new employment avenues and ensure our workforce remains adaptable to the evolving job market.

Strengthening Social Safety Nets:

In situations where unemployment persists, robust social safety nets are essential to provide a safety net for individuals and families. Governments should implement comprehensive social protection programs that include unemployment benefits, job placement services, access to healthcare, and social assistance. These safety nets offer temporary support while individuals navigate their way back into the workforce, preventing long-term dependency and fostering resilience.


Reducing the shackles of unemployment requires a concerted effort from governments, businesses, educational institutions, and civil society. By fostering economic growth

Tuesday 16 May 2023



-Apoorva Vats.

-Chirag Yadav.


 -Mumin Ajaz.

In the realm of personal well-being, happiness is a fundamental aspiration for people across the globe, including in the context of India. While there are several factors that contribute to an individual's happiness, employment plays a crucial role in shaping one's overall satisfaction with life. The connection between happiness and employment in the Indian context, highlights key aspects that can foster a fulfilling work-life balance and contribute to a happier society.

1. The Significance of Employment:

Employment is not only a source of financial security but also provides a sense of purpose, achievement, and personal growth. In the Indian context, where societal expectations and family obligations often play a significant role, finding meaningful work becomes paramount in the pursuit of happiness. Employment empowers individuals, enabling them to contribute to society, build social connections, and develop a sense of identity and belonging.

2. Balancing Work and Life:

Achieving a harmonious work-life balance is essential for overall happiness. In India, where long working hours are prevalent in certain sectors, striking this balance becomes even more challenging. Employers and policymakers must promote flexible working arrangements, including remote work options, compressed workweeks, and family-friendly policies, to allow individuals to fulfil their professional responsibilities while nurturing personal relationships, pursuing hobbies, and taking care of their well-being.

3. Aligning Personal Values and Professional Choices:

A significant factor in individual happiness is the alignment of personal values with professional choices. When one's work aligns with their beliefs, interests, and passions, it fosters a sense of fulfilment and purpose. Encouraging a diverse range of career opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship can help individuals find paths that resonate with their personal values, ultimately contributing to their happiness and satisfaction.

4. Skill Development and Continuous Learning:

In today's dynamic job market, acquiring new skills and embracing lifelong learning is essential for career growth and happiness. Employers should invest in training and development programs to enhance their employees' skills, fostering a culture of continuous learning. Additionally, the government and educational institutions should collaborate to offer accessible and affordable skill development initiatives, ensuring individuals have the opportunity to upskill or reskill throughout their careers.

5. Supportive Work Environment:

A positive and supportive work environment plays a crucial role in fostering happiness among employees. Promoting diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities helps create a workplace where individuals feel valued and respected. Encouraging open communication, providing mental health support, and recognizing and rewarding employee achievements contribute to a positive work environment that enhances overall job satisfaction and happiness.

6. Financial Stability and Job Security:

Financial stability is a fundamental aspect of happiness, particularly in a country like India with diverse socioeconomic conditions. Promoting fair wages, ensuring job security, and fostering economic growth are crucial for enhancing the happiness quotient of employees. Creating an environment where individuals feel secure in their employment allows them to focus on personal growth, well-being, and overall happiness.

To help the society and especially the under privileged we volunteered under the Lakshya NGO. Lakshya Noida Foundation is a city chapter of Lakshya Shamiabagh foundation, which comprises a team of young minds who having common spirit, belief, hope, determination and an aim to help the people of India specially the vulnerable sect at large to get acquainted with employment skills which would help them freeing themselves from the shackles of unemployment, as they have a dream of fully employed India. Their goal as the volunteers of Lakshya Noida Foundation is to create responsible individuals and communities who are well informed and self-sufficient. The vision is to work with people in order to solve their problems thereby bringing a significant change in the society in the long run. They believe in perseverance and not succumbing to any obstacle. 

We volunteered in this organization for 6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) and carried out 3 campaigns. 

This volunteering with Lakshya has been an eye-opening maiden journey for us as it has led to increase in the horizon of our knowledge about the society and individuals with whom, we engage in our own individual capacity and capabilities. While we stumble upon people with different backgrounds while performing our daily tasks, we never get to see what life they are leading, what hardships they are facing, their mental wellbeing, their outlook on their life and other things. This course of Universal human values enables students to feel sympathetic and empathetic towards the people who are continuing their lives with despite facing grave difficulties in their lives like abandoned parents, orphans and children which doesn’t have as much resource as we have. The motive of this course, to feel empathy and sympathy for the other humans while carrying out our daily lives and learn from what their stories can teach us like holding onto hope, perseverance, and making yourself better every day despite difficulties, we think our enrolment in this course was fruitful and has enabled us to better ourselves while learning what difficulties lies in our peripheries which we were not aware of. 

When we visited the village in sector 126 Raipur, we saw an amalgamation of reaction from the people who were living there some were reluctant to talk to us and some explained why they would not use the 4 R’s (reuse, recycle, reduce and refuse), while some eagerly listened to what we had to say and some said that nothing will happen. 

We also visited Saksham Kids NGO with the motive to help children/students develop soft skills for fluent verbal communication in English, confidence building, and removal of language as a barrier in securing employment and other career opportunities. The Saksham Kids NGO is in Nithari Village, Sector 31, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201303. This NGO provides education facilities to the children of various age groups residing in this village/slum