Good Businesses 2013

Jobs for the boys

Justrojgar offers skill training to the urban poor and helps them find suitable employment

Photographs by Vishal Koul

police station in India is hardly the sort of place most people would venture into willingly. Yet, at the Vasant Vihar police station in New Delhi, a dozen-odd young adults sit around happily enough in the computer lab, picking up accounting, office and DTP skills. These are boys and girls from the nearby slum clusters and resettlement colonies, motivated enough to skip an hour or two of play and household chores in the hope that the computer skills picked up here will help them in the long run.