Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA)
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Services
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 22 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Ms. Dilmeher Bharucha Bhola, President Dr. Shantaram Badgugar, Secretary
Ms. Priyanka Sharma, Treasurer Mr. Mathew Mattam, Member
Mr. M. N. Sanyal, Member Mr. Shahaji Gadhire, Member
Mr. Shahaji Umaji Gadhire, Member Ms. Yashoda Pradhan, Member
Ms. Priya Kothari, Member Mr. Sangram Khopade, Member
Mr. Ashwani Bhakoo, Member Mr. Nitesh Singroul, Member
Ms. Priyanka Josson, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Centre for Youth Development and Activities (CYDA) was established in 1999, to work for the youth (12 to 24 years) of society, by adopting a youth development based approach. Its vision is to create a society where young people can exercise and enjoy their rights and grow as responsible, productive and independent adults. CYDA is located in Pune to engage young people throughout the state of Maharashtra and across India as agents of social change and transformation.

Their activities in FY15 were:

  • TARANG Programme: TARANG is a seven day life skills education programme, specifically designed for adolescents, covering subjects like gender roles, value and value conflict, body mapping, reproductive health, addiction, and HIV/AIDS. It also discusses self-awareness, goal setting, communication skills, child abuse, peer pressure and is aimed at secondary school students. A test is conducted at the end of the programme. 6,863 adolescents from 55 schools participated in the programme during the year. TARANG Plus initiated in 3 schools this academic year includes WASH in schools and a councelor visiting each school twice a week.
  • Youth for Change: It is a programme that creates a platform for young people to voice their concerns and work towards the overall development of its members and also contribute towards the development of the community. The members work on four main issues – gender justice, human rights, diversity, and democracy. Currently, there are 4,500 youth members reaching out to approximately 70,000 people.
  • Counselling Course: Counselling is a tool to aid individuals deal effectively with adversities, and there is a growing demand for systematic training to engage in the counselling process with proficiency. CYDA, in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, conducts courses in counselling where currently, 20 students from various backgrounds have enrolled. A diploma in Youth Development and Social Change has also been initiated this year.
  • Financial Literacy Programme: It was initiated by CYDA along with Accion India and Ratnakar Bank Ltd, to help women with low incomes improve their ability to manage personal and household finances and become effective consumers of financial services. During the year, 21,801 women were trained and 24,856 women have been mobilised.
  • Roopantar Programme: CYDA, with the support of Forbes Marshall, conducts sessions on arts and crafts, health and hygiene, anaemia, career guidance, and other relevant subjects for youth development.
63 lac
63 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015