ANTARANG Career Aware


Impact evaluation of Antarang Foundation’s Career Aware program

Antarang Foundation



Key Highlights

  • Program Reached 59000+ high school (9th and 10th) students in Mumbai, Pune and Udaipur
  • 566 students from 12 different schools reached out in Baseline and 20% of Baseline students were reached out for Midline.
  • Parents of students were illiterate or were not educated beyond high school and student’s career aspirations were highly influenced by family.
  • While more boys said that they need to dropout from education before graduation to contribute to the family income, the girls felt that they would not get permission from family for pursuing higher education.

Impact evaluation of Antarang Foundation’s CareerAware program on high school kids

Antarang’s ‘CareerAware’ program is built on the premise that exposure to career options and tools tomake an informed career choice, will enable children to plan careers and stay in education at least until they are 18 years of age. The program is a 2 year career guidance program that engages 9th and 10th standard students into thinking about their career and future. The purpose of the evaluation is to find out if and how the CareerAware program has developed the knowledge, skills, attitudes among young people to have an impact on their higher education attainment and career choices.

Research Tools

01. Structured survey
02. Semi structured interviewss
03. Participatory Tools (Dotmocracy)
04. Career Mapping Log-Frames


A two- year longitudinal study was designed to determine the impact of the Career Aware program on students. The program’s Theory of Change model was studied, an indicator grid was developed and stakeholders were mapped to determine short, mid and long term outcomes of the intervention over two years. The study adopted a pre-post quasi experimental design in 11 schools and counterfactual impact evaluation for one school involving comparison of students in schools that received the intervention (“the treated group”) with those of students from a school that did not receive the intervention (“the comparison group”). Since the survey respondents were school kids, techniques like ‘dotmocracy’ were used to engage the participating kids in a fun way and gather information regarding the program.