Restoring Faith!

Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance” – Lily Fairchilde

Wire-topped high stone walls, hard floors to sleep and sit on with barely a streak of sunlight, away from near and dear ones for months, no love, only harsh words – that’s what life is in a prison. Every human being on earth, irrespective of his social strata craves for love and acceptance. This holds true for each one of us, whether he is a child or a mature grown up adult. This also applies to the prisoners who are languishing in our jails for some crime they have committed months or years ago. They may be branded as criminals, but fundamentally they are all human and deserve a second chance in life, so that they can give up their criminal ways and lead a better life. We need to restore faith and confidence in them as individuals emotionally, psychologically and financially.

It has been observed that most crimes and criminals stem from the lower strata of our society. It is poverty, unemployment, lack of education that leads to misdeeds in society for which people become criminals and land up in prisons. This can be curbed only if people are geared up to be economically independent. For this they need to be trained in skills that will help them earn a livelihood.

Vocational training being one of the four basics of Yuva Parivartan, we undertake training courses in prisons to rehabilitate prison inmates so that they can start earning after they complete their sentence.

For those in prison, Yuva Parivartan undertakes rehabilitation projects through which petty offenders are counselled and guided so that they can return to a life of normalcy. We work alongwith the Mumbai police to rehabilitate these offenders and give them a chance at a better future.

For more information on all our projects, check out http://www.yuvaparivartan.org

For Tomorrow and Beyond!

India, the world’s second most populous country is poised to become one of the most productive nations of the world. As a developing country, India boasts a large pool of young workers. While developed nations will be burdened with an ageing population, a young and productive Indian workforce will catapult the nation, making it one of the world’s best economies.

However, this can be achieved only if the work force is channelized in the right direction. Employment opportunities are available for youth who are educated and privileged, but a considerable amount of Indian youth are not provided with the skills required for employment.

We at Yuva Parivartan are trying to eradicate this problem by imparting training to the youth and equipping them with a means to earn their livelihood. 50% of India’s population is under 25 years of age and statistics reveal that the school dropout rate is 80%. With several life-altering stories to its credit, Yuva Parivartan has camps for training youth in different villages across the country. The training programs are designed keeping in mind the regional variations and demands.These programs are aimed at giving direction to the thousands of young people in villages so that they can earn a livelihood.

The trainers lay maximum emphasis on practical training, which gives the rural youth practice and confidence to use their acquired skills. This approach also keeps them interested in the training which usually lasts for 70 hours spread over ten days.

We have also been successful in providing employment opportunities for the students trained in the camps with the help of the local rural Employment Officers and tie-ups with companies.

Students in quest of better opportunities are encouraged to undergo further training and polish their skills at our existing centers.

India’s manpower resource is just waiting to be tapped to its full potential. If you wish to contribute in building a better tomorrow, visit our website http://www.yuvaparivartan.org

Bridging the Gap

The inability to earn a living and transform one’s fortune can adversely
impact the life of an individual, especially if the person is young,
has the requisite aptitude for learning and yearns to be
independent. Due to their economic background underprivileged youth
are unable to access the skillset to do so and end up wasting their
lives.

Yuva Parivartan is the largest NGO working to address the concern of
underprivileged youth in our country. The aim of Yuva Parivartan as a
movement is to offer guidance and assistance to needy students who had
to dropout from schools through vocational training and job-oriented
courses. For a negligible fee, youth are provided much needed
training for a better livelihood and are equipped to be free from
financial burdens and become successful in life.

The potential long term impact of educating youth who are in need of a
better tomorrow is manifold. Training underprivileged youth and school
dropouts with vocational skills allows them to become contributing
and responsible citizens to society while positively creating an
impact on the economic, social, emotional, physical and vocational
facets of the recipient’s lives.

Do tell us if you know of anyone who deserves a second chance in life
and can gain a competitive advantage through our courses (a complete
list of courses offered can be found at www.yuvaparivartan.org) for a
new beginning.