The Career Development Centre offers several computer-based vocational education programmes for the youth of the Basti. These are extremely popular and have changed the quality of lives of several households. The ability to work with computers is today a necessity. In Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti access to computers was limited to a handful and in order to address the need, the Aga Khan Development Network established a NIIT Career Development Centre at the Municipal School. Computers access to school children and to the larger community in the afternoon’s has thus been possible for four years now.

At this NIIT Career Development Centre, several programmes are offered ranging from ‘Fun with Computers’ for the very young children to ‘Hardware and Networking’ – a 3 month training programme that prepares youth for jobs in the hardware sector. In addition, a 9 month Animation/ Web design advanced programme and a two month certificate course in Data entry have also benefitted several youth.

So far, over 800 children from the Basti have benefitted from this.