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Kherwadi Social Welfare Association

Parishramalaya, Teen Bunglow Road, Kherwadi, Bandra (east), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, 400051

Founded Year: 1928

Cause category: Livelihood Generation

Telephone: 022 - 26475359 / 26479189

Email: resources@yuvaparivartan.org, shivani@yuvaparivartan.org, mrinalinikher@gmail.com

Website: www.yuvaparivartan.org

Charity Bib Status: Not available

About NGO:

The Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA), set up in 1928 by B G Kher, the first Premier of the then Bombay Presidency, is an 86-year-old NGO, working in the field of livelihoods training for underprivileged school dropouts. Through its flagship program, Yuva Parivartan, KSWA engages with youth from slums and rural areas, and provides them with training in vocational and other skills and helps them find self or wage based employment.

Yuva Parivartan has today emerged as the largest livelihoods organization in the country, training about 130,000 students during 2013-14. It focuses on a segment of society that is relatively ignored by the Government as well as the NGOs less educated and deprived youth dropouts. Yuva Parivartan was established & works for the youth who do not complete school, and hence have little livelihoods opportunities, thus ending up as casual labour in urban or rural areas. Yuva Parivartan provides short-term employment oriented courses to such youth, thereby mainstreaming them and making them contributing members of the society.

Yuva Parivartan is today in a position to help the National Skills Development Mission on a national level. Our current operations span 19 States in India - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh,Uttrakhand, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh,Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar. In FY 11-12. Of these, approximately 60% are gainfully employed either through a wage or self-employment.



Fund Usage:

The donation from marathon would be utilized for funding of our outreach centers where we conduct vocational training courses for school dropouts & underprivileged youth.

  1. Towards expenses of the unsponsored courses run by us at some of our centers
  2. Towards expenses incurred in unsponsored camps for vocational training of underprivileged youth in the villages.
  3. Towards expenses incurred in unsponsored partnership projects.


Impact:
Ever thought a painter could own two computer institutes and teach 200-300 students, at a young age of 22?
Well, that's the story of young Rizwan Khan. The youngest child in his family, from a poor family. Rizwan loves to paint and design. After finishing schooling, he got a job of painting roadside political hoardings. Soon, the hoardings were being designed using computer graphics, and were no longer done manually. Realizing the need of the hour he decided to study further.
He knew there was no future without some kind of education. He learnt basic computers on his own, by buying books and studying them at home. On learning about curses offered by Yuva Parivartan he joined the DTP course at Bandra.
Rizwan says, 'My life has changed completely after coming to Kherwadi, economically, financially, and for me as a person and how I am today. Today, I own two computer institutes, one in partnership and one of my own. Who would have thought I would be able to do that!'
Rizwan says, 'My life has changed completely after coming to Kherwadi, economically, financially, and for me as a person and how I am today. Today, I own two computer institutes, one in partnership and one of my own. Who would have thought I would be able to do that!'
He teaches DTP, Hardware, Software such as Corel, Photoshop, PageMaker etc at the two institutes. Apart from that Rizwan also designs flex banners. 
 A Teacher and Designer- Rizwan Khan



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