• Secondary education for out-of-school girls

     

    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.

  • Who we are

    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. We envision healthy, educated, emotionally well-adjusted, and skilled adolescents and youth – especially from marginalised and disadvantaged populations – entering adulthood.

     

    We work in partnership with government, and local communities to strengthen youth participation in the development process and bring about sustainable change in education and skills training, health & nutrition of children and young people.

     

    Where we work

    Jharkhand, Assam and West Bengal

     

    Our reach

    Education and digital skills training: 1000 plus adolescents

    Life skills development programme: 35,000 plus adolescents and youths

    Health and nutrition programme: 3,69, 057 children, adolescents, and youths
     

     

    Why do we focus on young people?

    • India's youth population presents a unique demographic advantage.

    • However, 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 and miss higher order skills training, lose out on employment opportunities 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, abuse and violence, poor access to healthcare and a lifetime of lost opportunities.

    • To reap the opportunity presented by India's huge adolescent and youth population, investments in the health, education and skill development of children and adolescents can bring immense returns that are critical for India's development.

    YouthInvest Foundation (YouthInvest) works with some of the most vulnerable young people in rural, tribal areas of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Assam, and urban slums of Kolkata city, equipping them for a better future.
     
  • What we do

    We work to increase access to education and digital skills training, health & nutrition, and life skills development for vulnerable adolescents and youths.
     

    Education and IT skills training

    Goal: Ensure foundational and secondary education and IT skills among adolescents and youths.

     

    OUTCOMES

    • Increased secondary education among adolescents.

    • Increased access of youths to higher education and skills training.

    • Increased job-readiness among youths through digital & IT skills training.

    • Reduced child marriage among girls.

    Health & Nutrition

    Goal: Improve health and nutrition of children, adolescents and youths.

     

     

    OUTCOMES

    • Improved reproductive & sexual health, nutrition and positive lifestyle practices among adolescents and youths.

    • Reduced child marriage and early pregnancy.

    • Reduced malnutrition among children.

    Life skills development

    Goal: Build confidence, agency, resilience and leadership skills among adolescents and youths.

     

    OUTCOMES

    • Increased self-esteem, agency and social-emotional skills among adolescents and youths.

    • Enhanced awareness of gender-egalitarian values and rights.

    • Increased participation of vulnerable young people in community development, leading to increased access to services and opportunities.

  • Contact us

        Enquiry form

    7th Floor, AltF Coworking, Express Trade Tower 2, Sector 132, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301
    +91-9971004851