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, 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
Mrs.Umavati Ganesh Doke of Ghatkopar comes from a joint family and was a helpless witness to her family’s dwindling resources. She always wanted to start something of her own, she had completed her training as a beautician but was not able to take a business initiative due to her family responsibilities and lack of knowledge. After joining Yuva Parivartan’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme, her life changed completely. It was through this programme that she came to know how to apply for loan, various bank policies, how to start her own business, how to interact with customers and expand the business etc.
She now runs her own beauty parlour whereby she earns her livelihood and additional income to support her family.
Umavati Doke’s example is one of the many that Yuva Privartan has to its credit. We aid young people with skills and necessary guidance so that they are self reliant and economically independent.
Our success rests on four pillars, the first being vocational training, wherein the youth are trained in different fields like Electrical Wireman, Multi skill Technician, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Motor Mechanic, Motor Driving, Tailoring & Fashion Designing, Beautician, Mehendi, Nursing, English Speaking & Life skills, Basic Computers, Retailing, Entrepreneurship, Cell phones repairs & domestic appliances repair, etc. The second pillar is developing leadership skills amongst the youth to address and solve community problems. The third is placement of the trained youth and the fourth is association with big corporate houses who participate as major share and stake holders.
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
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