Each year for 1.5 million girls in India, child marriage limits their foundational life choices. Instead, it brings in motherhood when they are children themselves, leading them into a downward spiral of ill-health and poverty.
Ensuring secondary education for 1% of these girls will lead to an increase in India's GDP by USD 5.5. billion.
Support us in preventing child marriage through our Learning Centres for out-of-school girls.
Enabling young people with computer literacy and digital skills to use technology is pivotal to bringing about positive changes in their lives. However, there is a vast digital divide between rural and urban areas, as well as between males and females.
Support us in providing digital and IT skills training through our Digital Literacy Centres for underprivileged youths.
The first 1000 days (conception up to two years) in the human lifecycle is a critical window of opportunity for ensuring optimal growth, health and cognitive development. However, in India, breastfeeding faltering and inadequate infant feeding is one of the key reasons for widespread childhood malnutrition.
YouthInvest strengthens the capacity of frontline workers in home level counselling to support mothers and families to adopt appropriate infant feeding practices, vital for healthy growth and development.
YouthInvest Foundation (YouthInvest) is an Indian not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower young people in reaching their full potential and lead productive lives. YouthInvest envisions healthy, educated, emotionally well-adjusted and skilled adolescents and youth – especially from marginalised and disadvantaged populations – entering adulthood.
YouthInvest currently works in the states of Jharkhand, Assam and West Bengal.
Why do we focus on adolescents and youths?
Investments in the health and education of adolescents can bring immense returns that are critical for a country's development. Tragically, millions of adolescents and youth in India lose out on the chance to realise their full potential and get into a downward spiral of unemployment, poverty and ill-health as they drop out of school, lose out on training in skills and remain outside the health system. For millions of adolescent girls, the situation is even worse, where they are subjected to child marriage, early and unplanned pregnancies, poor access to healthcare and a lifetime of lost opportunities.
Our work spans education and digital skills training, health & nutrition, and life skills development.
Education and Digital Skills Training
Our goal is to promote secondary education and IT skills among adolescents and youths.
Increased secondary education among adolescents.
Increased access of youths to higher education and vocational skills training programmes.
Increased job-readiness among youths through digital & IT skills training.
Reduced child marriage.
Health & Nutrition
Our goal is to ensure health and nutrition among children, adolescents and youths.
Improved nutrition and positive lifestyle practices among adolescents.
Improved reproductive & sexual health of adolescents and youths.
Reduced child marriage and early pregnancy.
Reduced malnutrition among children.
Life Skills Development
Our goal is to build confidence, agency and well-being among adolescents and youths.
Increased self-esteem, agency and social-emotional skills among adolescents and youths.
Enhanced awareness of gender-egalitarian values and rights.
Reduced child marriage.
YouthInvest Foundation is an Indian not-for-profit organisation registered under Section 8, Companies Act 2013, with 12A, 80G and FCRA.
YouthInvest Foundation does not grant permission to any organization, institute or individual for use of the photographs for any commercial or non-commercial or educational purposes.