Through its Youth Employment Programs, Saath Livelihoods serves as the platform for businesses, youth and society to join together in combating unemployment and underemployment. The program is for youth between the age group of 18-35, who have completed studies up to Standard 10 (fail accepted) and are from vulnerable families across Gujarat and Rajasthan. Saath Livelihoods plans its training and then places these youth in formal job sectors.
In 2008, Rajasthan Mission on Livelihood (RMoL) invited Saath (and other NGOs) to implement a skills training program for youth. Udaan is also supported by Microsoft Corporation to promote IT literacy.
The vision of the Udaan program is to cultivate career aspirations in youth by instilling in them the confidence, motivation, determination, and ambition to enhance skills and/or develop enterprises. The specific aim of the program is to enhance earning capacities of youth from poor, vulnerable families and identify suitable positions for their placement in the growing service and manufacturing sectors in the economy. Job placement, which is an important incentive for people to join the program, is ensured.
In August 2010, Udaan expanded its reach to rural areas in Jodhpur district by launching a Mobile Van Program. The van is equipped to train youth in skills for car repairing, software, hospitality, and mobile phone repairing, etc. Saath offered two courses through the Mobile Van - Computer Hardware and Two Wheeler Servicing and Repairing during 2010-11. With 7 centres and 1 Mobile Van, Udaan had successfully trained more than 8,743 youth in Rajasthan.
Udaan was awarded the eRajasthan Award, 2009 for Digital Learning - Private Sector Initiative of the Year.