LEAD Project Award Winner – Dharwad Region 2012
LEADers Naveen S. B. and Naveen J. joined LEAD Cell of SKSVMACET, Laxmeshwar in February 2012. Inspired by existing LEADers’ projects in LEAD and by his passion of doing something helpful for the rural people, Naveen S. B. came up with the idea to solve the unemployment problem. It does not seem easy to work on this big problem of so he formed a team of Naveen J., Veeru, Kedar, Ashwani and Maruti from his college and named it “Live Smart”.
Very professionally they started their work by distributing the responsibilities among the team. They made a format of collecting the information from the people about their job preferences, eligibility and needs. They visited around one dozen villages of Kundagol, Shirahatti and Laxmeshwar Tallukas and collected information from the people who have knowledge and skills but lack the opportunity to get jobs. The team approached companies like VRL Private Ltd. Hubli, SPICER Pvt Ltd. Dharwad, TATA MARCOPOLO Dharwad, KSSCA Haveri, Vasivi medical stores Bagalkot, KNNL Dharwad, Basaveshwar Education Institute Dharwad and Sankeshwar Printers, Gadag to get their job requirements. After getting the details f they matched candidate profiles with company needs and started sending them for interview. Within a period of one month five people have got jobs, 4 in KSSCA Haveri and 1 in a petrol pump in Badami.