Internship program for marginalized youth in India



Give youngsters (below 25) from tribal and lower caste communities vocational training and the opportunity to gain work experience in the 1 year intership program of our organisation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

70% of India's current population is below 35. Sadly 80% of these youngsters who are from tribes and lower castes don't even finish elementary school. Many are unemployed and struggle to attain a prosporous lifestyle. CYDA puts them on the right track by offering a 1 year internship that focusses on skill building. Their self esteem is strenghtened, they've gained work experience therefore better equipped to enter the labor market.

How will this project solve this problem?

Train 45 youngsters from tribal and lower caste communities on computer skills, English, reproductive health. Inside the office they will be give tasks to gain practical work experience.

Potential Long Term Impact

Youngsters that are thriving in life function as a role model towards other community members. They show friends and familiy that it is possible to escape a deprived situation and be succesful. Therefore CYDA helps participants but also the community

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $450

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $450 .  The original project funding goal was $52,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Matthew Mattam

Pune, Maharshtra India

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