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.
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 Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in peace building and conservation.
These students were youth advocates and peace builders working in the field of social transformation in their respective countries, and as part of their curriculum were on a field trip to India.
Since most of their countries, faced problems similar to those in India, they were really keen on understanding how Yuva Parivartan is capable of reaching out to students and bringing out such large scale transformation.
The Yuva Parivartan Prison program was highly appreciated by everyone and they wanted to try and work a similar model in their respective countries.
After their initial introduction to Yuva Parivartan and its work, the students discussed how the students are mobilized, motivated and then placed into the community. The session was followed by a field visit to the adjoining community, which gave a clear view into the problems faced by people and the grass root impact of the work done by Yuva Parivartan.
One of the participants said “ We all are so far away from each other(in our respective countries), but our problems are so similar. We all have a lot to learn from each other. Only unity and peace will let us all collaborate and lead to a sustainable future for everyone.”
Yuva Parivartan, the largest NGO in the country has been working hard for the last few years to redirect school dropouts of the country. Yuva Parivartan has been working and will continue to work selflessly in transforming such lives into more meaningful ones.
In India, the joint family system still prevails to a large extent. But often such families have less income as compared to the mouths that have to be fed.
Yuva Parivartan came across Mrs. Sulbha Sahadev Shinde, a resident of Ghatkopar, who has a huge family and her husband was the only earning resource. She had always wanted to help and assist her husband but was unable to do so due to lack of proper guidance.
But this was until she met us. As soon as Sulbha enrolled into our ‘Entrepreneurship Development Programme’, she realized what all she could do and also how to go about them, which included running a business, applying for loans from banks, dealing with customers, etc. She decided to try her luck at selling sarees, which she bought from wholesale markets. Within a short span, she started earning profits and with that she bought more sarees and catered to more customers. She now earns a monthly profit of Rs. 6000 approximately.
Yuva Parivartan apart from developing skills, also gives a boost to the self confidence and self esteem of the students. We have altered many lives and hope to make a difference to many more.
To know all our projects and activities, logon to http://www.yuvaprivartan.org
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
“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
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.
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!