Internship program for marginalized youth in India

by Centre for Youth development and Activities


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.

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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.


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.

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

Additional Documentation

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


website dedicated to the organization
facebook site dedicated to CYDA's youth group
facebook site dedicated to CYDA

Organization Information

Centre for Youth development and Activities

Location: Pune, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​
Matthew Mattam
Project Leader:
Matthew Mattam
Pune, Maharshtra India

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