OTHER PROJECTS

Yuva Parivartan firmly believes in the concept of providing a second chance for the growth of every individual. YP is striving to reach out to this neglected and forgotten segment of society who needs to be hand-held and nurtured towards livelihood. The movement is aimed at providing skill training to make the unemployable and economically challenged youth become contributing members of not only society but also for their families and community they live in. Thus, Yuva Parivartan works from urban India to mofussil towns, rural and tribal India, the conflict zones of several states and the first time offenders in remand homes, jails and prisons.


RURAL MOBILE CAMPS

Yuva Parivartan has developed a unique training model to take the vocational skills courses to the rural interiors and tribal belts thereby reaching out to areas which are difficult to access or where there is no reach of government or corporate projects.

Our staff with the help of local government officers like Zila and Panchayat members organize short duration skill training courses for rural youth like tailoring, beautician, basic wireman, para-nursing etc. The courses not only develop their skill and knowledge on their chosen subject but also boost their confidence for entrepreneurial initiative.

Yuva Parivartan has conducted more than 3000 camps across the country where YP is present training more than 70,000 youth through this model only.

COUNSELLING SERVICES:

The mission of the Counselling team is to provide help through psychological interventions and promote change in the lives of every YP student so that they reach optimum potential in work with health and happiness.

There are several problems faced by students who have dropped out of school. Some of the key challenges are:

  • Low self esteem
  • Lack of motivation
  • High level of Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion on career choice
  • Lack of support system
  • Disturbed interpersonal relationships
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Not ready to take up regular jobs. etc

To tackle the above issues, an Attitude Change module "Soch Ka Parivartan" has been developed. This covers 12 important attitudes necessary for these youth in getting placed and retaining the job.

These topics have been converted into videos to make it more interesting and easy to understand for our youth. Along with other topics, SKP also includes Financial Literacy where we teach youth about Saving, Banking, Making a Budget, difference between Debit and Credit Cards, Online banking, Cashless transactions etc.

Training has been provided to all facilitators pan India to use Soch Ka Parivartan. Our Mobile Livelihood Development Centres are being provided with light easy to carry projectors so that the videos can reach our rural audience also.

Currently the Counselling team is reaching out to our students using Polycom system for conducting group sessions on Self Awareness, Goal Setting, Time management etc.

Apart from the above we regularly conduct awareness sessions on various topics like substance abuse, domestic violence, AIDS, mental health, etc.

PRISON PROJECT

Our society does not accept criminals and it has been found very difficult for inmates to integrate into main stream. These youth inmate suffer from negative thinking and are psychologically disturbed. The lure to earn fast and easy money pushes them to crime without imagining its consequences & its impact on their personal and social life. Inmates find it difficult to get jobs/self-employment for lack of skill training. Society & family members reject them. The stigma of being an offender renders them helpless to do anything and they again turn to crime to earn money.

Yuva Parivartan is committed to help these first time offenders to regain their rightful place in the society and desist from the life of crime. We have been successfully running Prison Project for the last 10 years in several prisons providing training for courses like mobile repairing, basic wireman, EDP, tailoring and beautician in the prisons namely Arthur Road, Kalyan, Thane in Mumbai, Yerwada Central Prison in Pune, Tihar Jail in Delhi, Nasik Central Prison & Borstal School in Nasik. In these 10 years, approximately 2000 inmates have successfully completed their vocational training under this programme.

INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (IRDP)

rural camp

A major paradox in the Indian economy is the contribution of agriculture to the GDP which is only 15% while contribution to employment is 60%. Further, 88 % of farming is rain fed, only one crop a year and in fragmented landholdings of marginal farmers. Only 12% of farming is on irrigation. The failure of monsoons leads to famine, debt, starvation and suicides etc. This cycle of misery leads to migration to urban areas.

Yuva Parivartan-IRDP seeks to address the above issues through four main interventions:

  • Improved Agricultural Practices: For higher yields, including kitchen gardens, 2nd crop, cash crop, market linkages and better pricing

  • Livestock Development: Improved breeds, fodder development, dairy farming, goat keeping, poultry & fisheries

  • Water Management: Terrace trenching, harvesting and conservation through construction of bunds, ponds, gabion structures etc.

  • Women Self Help Groups (SHG™): Domestic saving, livelihood training and opportunities, market linkages, better agricultural and livestock practices for self- employment.

IRDP conducts training of farmers for improved agricultural practices, livestock development, water resource management and women empowerment through SHG formation and strengthening to improve the income of small and marginal farmers.

The first pilot commenced in 2012-2013 in 25 villages of Wada Block, Palghar District, Maharashtra which is about 70 kms from Mumbai. Today, IRDP focuses on Palghar and Gadchiroli Districts in Maharashtra covering 4 tribal blocks, namely, Wada, Vikramgad, Dhanora and Khurkeda.

IRDP will be scaling up in 4 states, Maharashtra, Odisha, Chattisgarh and Tripura with a focus on tribal populations.

CORPORATE & GOVERNMENT PROJECTS :

multi-dimension-training

MDTE is the sustainability wing of Yuva Parivartan. Since its inception in 2008, it has been implementing livelihood oriented skill development programs, sponsored by Corporates and Government agencies.

We conduct Livelihood oriented Skill Development projects under CSR including design, plan and implementation of Skill Development project, aligned with your CSR objectives.

MDTE believes in collaboration of all stake holders for coexistence and growth. Every stake holder has its own unique strength and expertise in its own capacity, viz Corporate under CSR has funds to support Skill Development initiative, we with our experience of over 2 decades have tested processes and practices and local like-minded NGO’s have penetrated reach and influence in the local community. With individual strengths and expertise, may have limited desired impact, whereas with collaboration of individual strengths the effect is synergistic.

  • Corporate supported Project under Implementation:
    1. Eicher Group Foundation sponsored Two Wheeler Repair and Maintenance Training
    2. Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development sponsored Sales and marketing Training
  • Associated with Nodal agencies for implementation of Government projects:
    1. NIRD for implementation of SGSY-SP II project, under NRLM for MoRD
    2. NSDC for implementation of ESTP component of NULM, for MoHUPA
    3. MSSDS for implementation of PMKVUA and ESTP component of NULM, for MoHUPA

Abbreviation
NIRD – National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
SGSY – SP (II) – Swarna Jayanti Gram Swrojgar Yojana, Special Project II
NRPL – National Rural Livelihood Mission
NSDC – National Skill Development Corporation
MoRD – Ministry of Rural Development
MoHUPA – Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Allevation
NULM – National Urban Livelihood Mission

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Entrepreneurship Development Program is aimed at Creating Entrepreneurs who will become Job Creators.

The EDP Program is aimed to help the students who want to start their own business and who will create jobs not only for themselves but also for others. The program is very interactive, and the participants are taken through topics such as choosing a business, setting it up, running it efficiently, maintaining books of account, marketing their products, understanding the concept of break-even point, importance of quality control, delivering their product or service on time, etc. The program also takes participants through the process and sources of raising finances / loan to start a business. Yuva Parivartan has already conducted a series of the EDP programs across several States in India and has trained several individuals to create a pool of trainers.


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