The SAGE Foundation has the mission of providing job skills training and placement for under-privileged youth into entry-level white-collar jobs in India. These types of jobs tend to give these youth higher income levels than the regular blue-collar work they are offered, which helps to substantially raise the economic position of their under-resourced families.

SAGE Foundation admits students into its Diploma courses in areas like BFSI, ITES, Digital Marketing etc and uses a blended learning platform which incorporates behavioural science & data analytics to develop the following employability traits which are in high demand by companies:

  • Professionalism
  • Pro-activeness
  • Team Working
  • Critical Thinking/Problem solving
  • English Communication skills

SAGE’s employability model is capital efficient, as its technology infrastructure and admin costs are subsidised by its sister company Smart Institute Pvt. Ltd. More than 90% of funds raised are used for implementing its skilling projects. Around 6000 students in Mumbai have been trained to get jobs in the BFSI sector through grant funding from JP Morgan and other funders at salaries up to Rs. 450,000/ per annum.

We aim to expand our reach to train 20,000 students by end 2021 in Indian tier 2 cities like Nashik, Pune, Vadodara, Indore etc., and are looking for additional funding partners to help us reach this goal.

Student Stories

Edwyn D'Souza
Edwyn D'Souza

Edwyn is the son of a rickshaw driver, but he dreamed of playing football professionally. After graduating with the Diploma in Banking, he has a high paying job in Standard Chartered Bank. He has also achieved his dream with the bank sending him to play football in Liverpool, UK for the bank's team.

Taskeen Qadri
Taskeen Qadri

Taskeen has a single mother who earns a pittance as a security guard. Their financial condition was so dire that they couldn't pay rent for their home and were kicked out on the street. After completing one of the Banking Course, Taskeen is an executive at Kotak Bank & is able to support her family with her salary.

Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz
Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz

Minhaz has a single mother who supports her family through part time work at a local tailor. Minhaz paid for his own & his younger brothers education being a tutor for young children. After completing one of the Banking Course, he has been placed as a sales executive in ICICI Prudenitial.

Nagma Ansari
Nagma Ansari

Nagma, 20 is bent on taking the banking course to better her chances of getting a white-collar job. Her mother, a housewife, sold her jewellery to put Nagma through college despite opposition from her father.

Edwyn D'Souza
Edwyn D'Souza

Edwyn is the son of a rickshaw driver, but he dreamed of playing football professionally. After graduating with the Diploma in Banking, he has a high paying job in Standard Chartered Bank. He has also achieved his dream with the bank sending him to play football in Liverpool, UK for the bank's team.

Taskeen Qadri
Taskeen Qadri

Taskeen has a single mother who earns a pittance as a security guard. Their financial condition was so dire that they couldn't pay rent for their home and were kicked out on the street. After completing one of the Banking Course, Taskeen is an executive at Kotak Bank & is able to support her family with her salary.

Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz
Shaikh Mohammed Minhaz

Minhaz has a single mother who supports her family through part time work at a local tailor. Minhaz paid for his own & his younger brothers education being a tutor for young children. After completing one of the Banking Course, he has been placed as a sales executive in ICICI Prudenitial.

Nagma Ansari
Nagma Ansari

Nagma, 20 is bent on taking the banking course to better her chances of getting a white-collar job. Her mother, a housewife, sold her jewellery to put Nagma through college despite opposition from her father.

OTHER PROJECT

The Activities of SAGE Foundation focus on Education, Health Care, Environment and Adoption of Villages and Slums in order to alleviate poverty.

Addressing Hunger
Addressing Hunger
Adoption of Slums
Adoption of Slums
Adoption of Villages
Adoption of Villages
Environment
Environment

Activities

SAGE Foundation has worked across sectors with range of partners. Here are some highlights.

United Civilizations™ (UC) Initiative Opens Global HQ in Mumbai India
Laxmi goes to University of Westminster
SAGE journey to India – making a difference
Building Blocks of Education
Maya Shahani, the woman who leads from the front
Mumbai – Dreamcatchers Bollywood Launch
United Civilizations™ (UC) Initiative Opens Global HQ in Mumbai India
Laxmi goes to University of Westminster
SAGE journey to India – making a difference
Building Blocks of Education
Maya Shahani, the woman who leads from the front
Mumbai – Dreamcatchers Bollywood Launch