MUMBAI: YES Foundation, the social development arm of YES Bank, has enabled over 550 high potential youth to emerge as changemakers across India through its flagship program – Media for Social Change Fellowship 2018, bank informed.
The Fellowship, supported by YES Bank and in association with ISDI – WPP School of Communication develops socially youth conscious leadership.
This year, the program has nurtured over 550 fellows chosen from 7700 applicants across 535 locations in India, through a rigorous multi-stage selection process. The high potential fellows have been placed in 101 credible NGOs across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Pune, where they well-defined communication projects during their 7-week long NGO placement. The final Delhi cohort witnessed 300 high-potential fellows, the largest amongst all 5 cities.
YES Foundation works towards responsible youth citizenship launched the Fellowship in 2016 as an important stepping stone towards professional careers. This edition saw participation from students pursuing engineering, arts, architecture, finance, medicine among other professional courses.
Rana Kapoor, Chief Mentor and Co-Chairman YES Foundation said, “India’s inclusive development necessitates harnessing the incredible positive energy of our nation’s youth. The country faces great development challenges, but inherent in these challenges are significant opportunities for the Indian youth to exercise their creativity, develop solutions and make a good impact.”
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