Kherwadi Social Welfare Association started the Yuva Parivartan™ (YP) Movement in 1998 under the leadership of Mr. Kishor Kher and Mrs. Mrinalini Kher to cater to the unmotivated school dropouts and make them economically independent through vocational training. The movement was formally launched in February 2003 by the then President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamuva Parivartan is a collective effort of transformers, visionaries, corporates and the benefactors. An NGO which was cradled in the Kherwadi region of Bandra is now brimming with endless energy and has spread across the entire nation. In 19 years of its existence, Yuva Parivartan has shown a tremendous growth. The parent centre has now branched out to over 650 centres across 18 states of India which includes 67 Livelihood Development Centres, more than 600 Partnership Centres, 5 Jail Centres and over 3000 mobile rural camps.
As one of the largest NGOs in the livelihood space in India that works for the “out of school” youth, we strongly believe that the nation’s strength and future lies in the hands of its youth. Unlike the developed countries where 90% youth opt for some or the other sort of vocational training, less than 5% undergo vocational training in our country despite the fact that India is a country with the largest youth population.
From 100 students to more than 6,50,000 students, from 1 centre to more than 650 centres, from the violence affected tribal areas of Maharashtra to the hostile snow-clad terrain of Kashmir, Yuva Parivartan has expanded its horizons to become a national movement.
At Yuva Parivartan, we run the only inclusive program in India. The key features of the program are:
Admission to anyone who can read and write with no formal education
Focus on hands on vocational training (70% practical & 30% theory)
Soch Ka Parivartan (SKP) – a proprietary program for attitudinal change and life skills such as decision making, time management, money management, values & perception, health & hygiene, work readiness etc.
Enabling courses in English Speaking and Basic Computer
Community Engagement, Counselling and Mentoring
Job placements and assistance for self-employment
Hedgewar Smruti Mandir (HSM) is a memorial in Reshimbagh, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India dedicated to K. B. Hedgewar and M. S. Golwalkar, who were the first two leaders of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). It was inaugurated in 1962. It was granted tourism status on the recommendation of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) in 2017, but this decision is mired in controversy
K. B. Hedgewar was the founder of the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS); when he died in 1940, his final rites were performed at the RSS headquarters in Reshimbagh,and an unassuming samadhi (memorial) was built there.It was inaugurated on 9 April 1962 (Varsha Pratipada)by M. S. Golwalkar who was Hedgewar’s immediate successor.When M. S. Gowalkar died, his memorial was also constructed there. It is made of rare rocks, marble and mosaic.The Dr. Hedgewar Smarak Samiti, an independent society registered under the Societies Act, maintains the memorial.The training camps for RSS volunteers (Swayamsevaks) in 2017 and 2018 were organised on the premise of the memorial.
The Indian Institute of Youth Welfare, Nagpur, is a development organisation which started its journey in the field of development in 1973, considering ‘Youth’ as a center point for development. In 38 years the Institute created history in the field of development, setting an example for NGOs and CBOs in the country. The institute is a regional organisation having its intervention areas in Nagpur, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Yavatmal and Akola districts in Maharashtra. The institute believes that young people, their benefactors, and others engaged in the process of social change and development, play a crucial role in shaping society and therefore the institute runs several need based projects, programmes and training courses. The Institute strives to reach out to the underprivileged section of society, with special focus on skills development and capacity building for youth, women and children.
Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi is not-for-profit Organization working towards bridging the issues of community related to women, Tribal, farmers and weaker section through the community empowerment approach of “Let’s find our own way” since the past 35 Years. Formed in 1984 Dr. Satish Gogulwar and Shubhada Deshmukh is inspired by Gandhian and Vinoba’s perspective on addressing health problems in its ‘wholeness of life’ and not mere administering medicines. Both were interested in constructive work for ‘health revolution’ by addressing livelihood, water, Women Empowerment etc. comprising wholeness of life. Hence the name ‘Amhi Amchya Arogyasathi’ (We for Our Health) was appropriate for the organization promoted by them. The organization is known for its role to build the capacities of the community for self reliance and empowerment.
RUSA was established as an trust and society in 1996 by Founder Mr. B.B. Pawar. In 2000 the first permanent staff joined the NGO to allow them to focus on reaching out to the community in a more consistent way.
In 2000 Nagpur Training Center was started on a small scale. In 2003 we began Deepgruha Children’s Home, a home for orphans. Through the years more needs were presented to us and more activities were added to meet those needs.
Today RUSA has an established head office in Nagpur where we craft proposals and projects to meet the constant request for support and need that we receive. Our team of staff are constantly travelling between our projects and activities to keep up with all that we are responsible for.
We are so thankful for the support and encouragement we receive in regard to reaching out to the people. We have seen great progress in our community, city and areas of service because of the work RUSA is doing.
Community Development Society (CDS), a Charitable, Non-Profit Voluntary Organization (NGO), was started by the initiative of three persons who were active in holistic development of poor and needy people in Amravati District of Maharashtra. It was registered under Bombay Public Trust Act in the year 1985 at Amravati.
It is owned and governed by 7 Trustees who are elected by the General Body. In the year 1989, CDS with the help of some friends from Australia, who were the Social Activists and Founder Members of Maranatha Trust, started Micro Enterprise Development Programme for poor and needy people to Micro Enterprise Development Programme forpoor and needy people to give Micro Credit to Small Entrepreneurs for starting or strengthening their small business for self-employment.
n the year 1988, the administrative office of CDS was shifted from Amravati to Nagpur in Central India. The Registered office of the TRUST remains at Amravati. The members of the Trust are elected once in every three years. The trustees of CDS work honorarily for the Trust. CDS is serving the poor through its eight branches at present, which are located at Nagpur, Amravati, Pune, Yavatmal, Wardha & in three villages i.e. Ridhapur, Samudrapur & Paratwada. CDS is a founder member of All India Association of Micro Enterprise Development, a National Network and Chartered Member of Opportunity International Network Council, U.S.A.
The Ecumenical Sangam, Nagpur is a charitable society founded in 1993 by a group of like-minded people whose common aim was to establish an organisation that would concentrate on community health and development in the rural villages around and in the urban slums within Nagpur.
The Sangam was registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act as well as under the Societies Act and is totally independent of any other organisation or denomination. The work of the Ecumenical Sangam is based on the following principles:
To work with people irrespective of their caste, colour, creed, race and sex
No help to target groups without their participation in cash or kind to lessen dependence and enhance inter-and independence
Sustainable development of the rural and urban societies
Networking with other non-government and government organisations as and when required
Self-sufficiency through generating own funds
Transparency of the Sangam’s activities and accountability towards the public
From a rural Base Centre and 3 Sub-centres the Sangam is currently reaching out to 45 villages south of Nagpur. The Base Centre near Bamhani village is located 35 km south of Nagpur on Highway 7 and runs various long-term Skill-Building Programmes for the village youth, as well as Kindergarten classes and a Rural Health Centre. In addition, the Sangam runs a Counselling Cell for Women in Distress in the nearby Butibori Police Station which provides support to women facing domestic violence.
In order to reach out to remoter areas, where until recently hardly anybody has been active in the developmental field the Sangam runs three Sub-centres at Gondwananagar, Sawangi Burg and Narayanpur villages. Each of the three Sub-centres runs two Kindergarten classes for the village children, a Sewing Class for the young women and provides a comprehensive basic Healthcare programme run by the resident Trained Birth Attendant (TBAs) and Village Health and Social Workers (VHSWs).
In 2006, the Sangam started working in the urban slums around Nagpur and is currently running two Slum Centres in Saraswati Nagar and Sawa Nagar slums reaching out into fifteen slums with the objective of upgrading the basic health situation and providing empowerment through skill-building programmes.