9 Reasons To Volunteer at an NGO in India | Yuva Parivartan

1. Make Use of Your Passion!

Its good to feel strongly about something be it the quality of education or lack of security for women. But why not use that passion? Go out there and make the change!

2. Be the ultimate winner.

Winning an award for being the best employee at office or being the best student at school is all great. But when you realise you’ve made a difference in the lives of many, thats when you feel on top of the world. When one of your less fortunate students or beneficiaries come up to you to thank you for being there for them, you will realise you have won the biggest award you could ever get.

 

3. Spend your Saturday mornings better.

WRONG! We are wired in a way that 8 hours of sleep is more than enough. Instead of lazing around or spending your mornings surfing through Facebook, do something you would be proud of and transform the nation. You don’t have to sacrifice your life for it, just spare a Saturday morning.

4. Get Inspired!

Once you are at an NGO, you are bound to be inspired in some way or the other; either by your colleagues, the students you teach, etc. You will find people who have sacrificed the so called “meaningful” corporate life for a greater meaning here- so there has to be something more than meets the eye. Find out!

5. Learn a lot.

Take away tons of experiences and learning by just sparing a few hours of your life and volunteering. Next time you find yourself in a heated debate about vocational training, the education sector or the NGO sector be rest assured that you will be the “Arnab Goswami” in that face-off.

6. Service to Humanity is Service to God~Swami Vivekananda

Sleep a little easier knowing that you’ve done your part. Rather than chanting hundreds of rituals, help others in whatever way you can. Make a statement to the world.

7. Discover Yourself!

Leadership qualities, organisational abilities, networking capabilities, compassion…never underestimate yourself for you might have all these. Give yourself a chance and discover yourself. YES YOU CAN!

8. Stand out of the crowd.

Be the change you want to see; don’t sermonise (we Indians tend to do that a lot). Touch the lives of the people who need it the most. One hour of your Saturday is not that great to lose but there are people who will value this one hour for the rest of their lives. The one hour you give might not mean a lot to you but the appreciation you earn in return will make a huge difference to you. Are you someone who is missing out on this? Then volunteer now!

9. Be a human being.

“Khud ke liye toh janwar jeete hain, dusre ke liye bhi toh jeeke dekho. Insaan kehlate ho toh kuch pal insaan ban ke toh dekho.”
Spare a few hours as a human being by volunteering.

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.

Students with the hotel training staff, dignitaries and organisers

In the picture : Students with the hotel training staff, dignitaries and organisers

The convocation ceremony for these students was held on March 22nd 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel, one of the nine 5 star hotels participating in this program. Dignitaries from other participating hotels – Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Residency, Courtyard by Marriott, JW Marriott, Holiday Inn, Renaissance, Trident and Westin were also present at this event.

The journey began last year when Yuva Parivartan and YCI project collaborated with the objective of offering the less educated and deprived youth in Mumbai, the golden opportunity of getting trained and placed in the prestigious hospitality industry of Mumbai and Delhi. Yuva Parivartan with its presence across the city’s slums was successful in mobilizing more than 400 under privileged and deprived youth for the training program.

After going through a six month training schedule designed by YCI in collaboration with the leading 5 star establishments in Mumbai; the second batch of students has successfully completed the training and are placed across esteemed establishments across the city.

Yuva Parivartan surges ahead with A New Placement Initiative

Yuva Parivartan (YP) has succeeded in altering thousands of young lives in a short span. We have imparted vocational training to school dropouts through various projects with the help of which these individuals have become economically and financially independent.

Yuva Parivartan’s projects are based on four pillars, which are, livelihood training, community engagement, placement support and industry partnerships. Livelihood training enables the students to gain expertise in skills like Electrical Wireman, A/C Refrigeration, Motor Mechanic, Motor Driving etc. for boys and courses like Tailoring and Cutting, Beautician, Mehendi etc. for girls. Community engagement aims to address and solve problems faced by the youth jointly with us and local youth leaders by forming clubs.

The most important aspect is the placement of these youth after they are trained. In the new initiative by Yuva Parivartan, vacancies will now be identified within the YP format and students will be assisted through the entire interview and selection process. Identifying self employment opportunities is another aspect that will be stressed upon in this new plan. Apart from this, we will also be tying up with trade agencies and associations for employment opportunities in the unorganized sector as well. YP students will be taken physically to places which are potential employers so that the students get interested and enroll themselves for related courses. And the most important of all is that, YP shall be following up with regular feedbacks from every student post employment and give every kind of support needed to make the student a capable and eligible employee.

For more on this new initiative check out www.yuvaprivartan.org

It is never too late for anything!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending”
– Mary Robinson.

Life has never been the same for Mrs. Satyavati Jinna, after Yuva Parivartan came into her life. A resident of Ghatkopar, Mumbai, Satyavati was a trained and experienced beautician before she got married. She continued working post marriage but did not earn more than Rs. 500 to Rs. 700 a month. She felt that she was lacked certain skills, which prevented her from earning more.

It was only when she came to know about Yuva Parivartan’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme that her life took a turn for the better. She enrolled into the programme, where she improved her skills as a beautician with modern techniques. She also learnt how to set up her business in a professional manner. Aided by all this, Satyavati now earns a handsome Rs. 5000 to Rs. 7000 per month.

Yuva Parivartan believes in empowering the youth for a better tomorrow. We work hard to uplift the socio-economic status of the not so educated, school dropouts who find it difficult to make a living for themselves. Women can also make a significant contribution towards their family incomes and create a better life for their families.

Come forward, join us and help us lead the country into a brighter future! For more on our activities logon to http://www.yuvaparivartan.org

Make a difference with a new avenue!

Yuva Parivartan has been striving to uplift the lives of the unfortunate and underprivileged by through several training programs. These training programs have helped several youth to become economically independent and create a better life for themselves and their families. Through our partnerships with several corporate houses, we have ensured that the students are ably employed.
 
One of our most recent training programs is a pilot project on ‘Hospitality’ in collaboration with Youth Career Initiative (YCI), a UK based NGO. Along with YCI we are joining hands with the leading specialty five star hotels of Mumbai like The Four Seasons-Worli, Renaissance-Powai, Courtyard Marriot-Andheri East, JW Marriot-Juhu, The Park-Belapur CBD, Hyatt Regency-Airport Road and Trident-Bandra Kurla Complex. These hotels have been selected as the venues for training school dropouts in the age group of 18-24 and who are minimum 8th passed.
 
The training is spread over six months, for six days a week & eight hours a day which would include 40% classroom & 60% practical sessions.

Training will be in different aspects of hospitality like kitchen, room service, housekeeping, restaurant, bar etc. As an incentive, the training will not only be free of cost but the students will also be given a stipend of Rs. 2000 per month along with free meals. Students will receive International Certification in collaboration with YCI, hotels & Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA). 

After the training, the students are assured of jobs either in the same hotel or any other hotel or establishment with the support of KSWA and a starting salary of at least Rs. 6000.

Please spread the word around and reach us by mail on placements@yuvaparivartan.org

Help Me Help You!

A woman is like a tea bag: you cannot tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is a powerhouse of talent, strength and hard work. One single empowered woman can be a turnaround story for her entire family. For the less fortunate and under-privileged families, which are dependent on a single income source, equipping the ladies in the house so that they can earn too, can give a big boost to the country’s economy. Yuva Parivartan, which focuses on youth empowerment, has several courses empowering women to help achieve financial independence. 

Mrs. Kavita Prakash Kedari, a resident of Ghatkopar stitched blouses and did fall biding to earn a living. Kavita earned a meager Rs. 400-500 pm which was insufficient to meet her family’s needs. It was only when Yuva Parivartan came to her aid that she could reach where she is today.
Kavita enrolled into our Entrepreneurship Development Programme which helped her in developing not only her stitching skills, but also how to take her business to higher levels. The course gave her knowledge about various bank policies and schemes that would help her start her own business. The courses also taught her new techniques and designs for blouses which helped her enhance her creativity. With the help of all this, she is now able to earn Rs, 4,000-5,000 p.m. and has significantly imrpoved her financial status. 

We work with 1000’s of women like Kavita, aiding them with necessary skills and resources to help improve their condition and have a secure future!

The hand that rock the cradles, rules the world!

We are all aware that India stands on the brink of emerging as one of the most powerful economies of the world. The country is surging ahead leaps and bounds in every aspect. In terms of women empowerment, India has come a long way, but still has miles to go. Women form the foundation of any society and play an important part in the economic development of the country.

A sizeable number of India’s population is below the poverty line which also includes women. Many of these migrate to cities in search of employment. These women, due to their lack of qualifications have no option but to work as domestic help. As domestic help, these women are often overworked and underpaid. Some of them are also subject to physical and sexual abuse.

Yuva Parivartan works for the welfare of such women so that they can become financially and economically independent. Our entrepreneurship development programs help women in acquiring skills for livelihood, and also guides them in getting started with their own business. Our programs train women in candle making, paper bag making, perfume making, among others. We also offer basic and advanced beautician courses. We have several success stories to our credit.

For a list of our success stories and to know more about us log on to http://www.yuvaparivartan.org