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About Yuva Parivartan

What started out as a project to provide vocational training to school drop-outs in Mumbai, in order that they be given a ‘Second Chance’ has now become a nation-wide movement. Yuva Parivartan (YP), a project of the Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA) reaches out to youth on the margins of society, providing them with life-skills and a means to integrate with the mainstream. Our country has long had the advantage of a young population as a resource, but with more than 80% of these youth not competing school, we run the risk of regressing. In order to fully utilize this ‘Demographic Dividend’ the need of the hour is a skilled populace. We have been working towards this since 1998 and have touched the lives of over a million people. Through our 80 Out Reach Centers we conduct courses in Welding, Electrical Wireman, A/C Refrigeration, Motor Mechanic as also women-centric courses like Nursing, tailoring, beautician and fashion designing. We also conduct courses in basic English speaking and elementary computer skills. We also run Mobile Camps in tribal areas where we conduct short-term courses in welding, wireman and tailoring.

Prabhu – Diffident student to Confident Manager

In 2009, Prabhu was in a small village in Karnataka, he was in 8th standard. But, due to the demise of his parents that year, he was sent to Mumbai to live with his cousins. Prabhu was under a lot … Continue reading

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Empowering with Technology

By 2022, India will need 500 million skilled workers. Currently, all the government organisations and NGOs together skill only 5 million youth per year. There exists a huge skill gap in our country that needs urgent attention. The only way … Continue reading

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You have really lived when you have done something for someone who can’t repay you

From the last 2 years, a set of volunteers from our corporate partner – Accenture have been teaching English to our students. Our students, who are particularly school drop outs have learned a lot from them over the period of … Continue reading

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Vikas Dixit – School Drop out to Successful Entrepreneur

A  few years back, Vikas Dixit dropped out of school due to unavoidable reasons but now, he has a full time job and  is also an entrepreneur. After dropping out of school in 2010, Vikas tried looking for a job … Continue reading

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Collaborating to create a better future for slum kids

Yuva Parivartan along with YCI (Youth Career Initiative) project  successfully mobilized, trained and placed 34 underprivileged young students from slums around Mumbai, in the hospitality industry. The convocation ceremony for these students was held on March 22nd 2014 at the … Continue reading

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Nadeem Shaikh, the local hero shares his “Parivartan” experience

Our student Nadeem, has transformed his life and is a very successful business man and a source of inspiration for youth in his area. Here is Nadeem’s testimonial of his experience. “I am Nadeem Shaikh, 20 years old, residing in Patel … Continue reading

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International Students visit Yuva Parivartan

The Future Generations graduate school’s , class of 2015 visited the Yuva Parivartan Bandra centre on 10th March 2014. The class consisted of representatives from Afghanistan, Cameroon, China, Canada, Haiti, Libya, Somalia, and Zimbabwe and are part of the Master’s … Continue reading

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Yuva Parivartan’s Social Innovation Acceleration Program with Marico Innovation Foundation

The Marico Innovation Foundation held the 5th edition of the Marico Innovation Awards, on 25th Feb 2014 at NCPA, Mumbai. All the NGOs under the Social Innovation Acceleration program (SIAP) program were invited to be part of the ceremony and showcase … Continue reading

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Industry Stalwarts Agree on Need for Concerted Effort on Skill Development at Yuva Parivartan’s 4th Summit

Our  4th annual summit on “Transforming India – Breaking Barriers in Skill Development” at Pune  recently,  saw a host of eminent speakers share their experiences along with innovative thoughts and ideas. Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, President of Global … Continue reading

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Danny Boyle’s Visit to Yuva Parivartan

Famous Hollywood filmmaker found his way to the Yuva Parivartan Bandra centre on April 1, 2014. He has been an active donor of Yuva Parivartan’s initiative in the last few years. After Slumdog Millionaire, he stayed back a little longer to … Continue reading

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