Twitter chat on population management hosted by Dainik Jagran (Janhit Jagran)

Dainik Jagran which started in 1942, has a readership of 5.59 cr and is the second-largest newspaper in India by circulation and the largest read newspaper’s for 21 years in a row. With 37 editions in 11 states, it has been voted as ‘Most credible news source” by BBC-Reuters survey. Dainik Jagran’s initiative Janhit Jagran hosted a Twitter chat on human resource management a subset of their population management domain.

Janhit  Jagran approached Mahesh Ranade to share the views about human resource management for the twitter chat session. After that a date was scheduled for the event based on availability and the event details as well as the creative’s were posted on their twitter handle as well as Dainik Jagrans’ newspaper platforms like social media as well as print media  promoting the event. The event was also promoted on Yuva Parivartan social channels as well as the website.

The stage was set between 2 experts Mr. Mahesh Ranade, (CEO, Yuva Parivartan) and Kamal Seth (Founder, Human Circle).

The 140 characters responses offered Mr. Ranade the opportunity to give short, clear answers as to population as well as human resource can be managed better by providing life-skills in schools as well as underprivileged dropouts.

As soon as the chat session was started tweet with various questions started flooding in on Janhit Jagran twitter page, and a drastic question was asked by Swapnil, “Would the world benefit from a global epidemic?” Mahesh Ranade, replied saying that it would be a prohibitively costly affair and will disable the population.

There were queries in Hindi too, considering most of the readers of Dainik Jagran are Hindi speaking and the reply was provided in Hindi too.

Another user Jai Pandit had a really interesting query saying” Illiteracy, poverty and over population goes hand-in-hand. How can we tackle this?” To which Mahesh Ranade quickly replied, “Through awareness from school level and livelihood-oriented education”, which is very much Yuva Parrivartan is all about providing livelihood skills to school dropouts and under-privileged.

Then there were queries related to blame game and Mahesh Ranade rightly mentioned that we the people (society) are equally responsible as well as the government for the current issues we are facing.

Overall it was fruitful 75 minutes session, where right questions were asked and satisfactory answers provided which were re-tweeted by many of the Janhit Jagrans’ followers. It also showed that people are aware of the population issue the country is facing and actively looking for the solutions.  Moreover people agreed that skilling and sex education should be provided and schools and more should be done to reach out the rural masses.

Yuva Parivartan with its mobilization camps and community meetings is doing its bit to reach out the people in rural areas and providing vocational skills so that they can earn a living for them and their family.

The event was also covered in Dainik Jagran Delhi/NCR publication.

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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.

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

The Horizon and Beyond!

Yuva Parivartan, an NGO which aims to empower and develop the youth into a fruitful resource for the nation, has been taking giant strides in this direction in the last few years. With commendable achievements to its credit, Yuva Parivartan prides itself on reforming the lives of many school dropouts, both male and female. They have achieved this through their vocational training centres, providing training in various skills to enable youth to become economically independent through self employment.

At ‘Kshitij-Go Beyond’,the recently concluded fifth Annual Conference of Yuva Parivartan held in Vasai from 28th to 31st March 2012, they re-iterated this commitment, flagging off their new campaign of ‘Orbit Change’. Through this they aim to spread their network to fifteen provinces of India and train over four lakh youth.

Over three hundred members of the organisation from all over the country came together at this conference which was inaugurated by Mr. Babu Joseph, Director and CEO of Axis Bank Foundation.

At the event, Mr Kishor Kher laid emphasis on renewed energy and commitment by members stating, “The mammoth task is ahead and YP must accept the challenges to achieve the goal that will position us as the largest NGO in the country working in the field of skill development”. The two day event included evaluation of performances of the members and working out detailed strategies for the future.Yuva Parivartan has achieved a milestone by providing skill development training to one lakh underprivileged youth in the year 2011-12.

Know more about us at http://www.yuvaparivartan.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!