ONCE PROVED, WE AIM TO EXPAND OUR MODEL TO BE TRULY SUSTAINABLE
Our aim is to build India’s premier educational impact investing fund that will offer investors sensible returns while lifting millions of young Indians out of poverty by lending them tuition for vocational education and training (VET). By performing disciplined due diligence, UpSkill Capital selects VET programs that have a low drop-out rate and a proven track record in both teaching students relevant skills for India’s growing service sector economy and in placing graduates with respected and well-paying employers.
UPSKILL CAPITAL WILL BENEFIT LOW INCOME YOUNG ADULTS AND THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Students benefit from access to education and hence greater employability. Graduating salaries can be as much as six times those earned by students prior to enrolment in vocational education; in many cases, students are elevated from poverty level (earning less than a dollar a day) to becoming a member of the lower middle class.
UpSkill Capital intends to partner with Vocational Education Institutions that have outstanding track records in placing graduates with well-respected employers. These Institutions will be able to reliably scale up their enrolments without the need to depend on fundraising and donations to fund tuition.
Over the next ten years, UpSkill Capital aims to improve the lives of four million young individuals by giving them the opportunity to improve their employability. With increased earning capacity, these individuals will be better able to support their families and the communities they live in.