Giving high-risk youth a 'second chance' to earn livelihood
Crisis: Certain FY14 reports suggest that off 43cr Indian youth (15-34 years), only 11% complete secondary education and <5% undergo vocational training. The dropouts fall prey to unemployment and criminal behaviour.
'Yuva Parivartan' provides vocational & life skills training to anyone who can read and write, regardless of formal education. YP has 300+ centres, and 400,000+ dropouts have been trained so far (Goal 10 lakh by 2020).
Impact: Kherwadi reports >60% of YP youth are gainfully employed. But, Impact Assessment by outside agency highlights that Employment rate for FY14 YP batch is 20% and FY13 batch is 41%. Avg monthly salary is Rs8,000-15,000.