REACHA is partnering with UPSDM (U.P. Skill Development Mission and DDUGKY (Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), Ministry of Rural Development, India) Centers under REACHA's MoU signed with Uttar Pradesh Government to take IBM's SkillsBuild Program to the interior roots of Uttar Pradesh.
UPSDM's mission is to train all eligible youth in 14-35 age group (There are more than 25 million youth in UP in this age range) in any sector with their selected courses. (DDU-GKY) is demand-driven, placement-linked skill training initiative of the Ministry of Rural Development, GoI.
UPSDM took out a circular on 20th September 2023 urging UPSDM Centers and DDU-GKY centers to take up IBM SkillsBuild Program at the respective centers with REACHA as implementing partner, so that students from the most backward areas can benefit through this initiative.
REACHA team along with Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship (MGNF) of the UP state in partnership with DC office are aiming to embed the IBM SkillsBuild Program within districts of UP like - Muzaffarnagar, Pratapgarh, Raebareli, Sambhal etc.
REACHA aims to strategically continue its journey to try to embed IBM SkillsBuild Program into the government systems with an aim to increase the outreach and benefits of the program exponentially.