SBI Youth for India Fellowship
SBI Youth for India Fellowship has been designed by State Bank of India in collaboration with 6 eminent NGOs with an aim for the betterment of the rural communities. They work in diverse projects areas all across India and they have strong reach in rural residents. The main motive of SBI Youth for India Fellowship is to help the rural communities by providing young & bright minds & hands working on the rural development of projects.
This program offers the best platform in the country to follow your heart and help in solving the rural communities’ most pressing problems. SBI Youth for India Fellowship provides a framework for India’s young minds to join their hands with rural communities to empathize with their struggle and to connect with their aspirations.
Eligibility for SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program:
- Fresh Graduates or Young Professionals
- Age Limit – 21 to 32 (As on the date of the commencement of a particular program)
- Nationality – Indian Citizen
- Interviews shall be conducted in various major cities in India
Important Dates Related to SBI Youth for India Fellowship Program
|Releasing Date of Application for SBI YFI Starts||12th of March 2018|
|Ending Date of Submitting Application for SBI YFI||10th of May 2018|
|Shortlisted Candidates will be intimated||20th of May 2018|
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The program will be conducted in various locations in Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
Every candidate will be provided by a mentor for guidance. Their mentor will guide them for the overcoming challenges at work. Apart from that, the candidates have to submit a report regarding their work and achievements.
The SBI Youth for India Fellowship is partnered with around six eminent NGOs. Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India) (AKRSP) (I) which is a program of the Aga Khan Development Network, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Barefoot College, Dhan Foundation, Seva Mandir and Gram Vikas.
Projects Covered by SBI YIF Program:
It offers a large number of projects that cover the entire range of rural development. The fellows can either choose to follow the existing project, or they can implement a new one in a focus area of the partnered NGO. SBI Youth for India Fellowship program also ensures that necessary guidance support is made available to the fellows. Currently, the fellows are working on a varied range of projects in 32 locations across 9 states in the country.
- Education – Fellows have to bring ineffective means of enhancing literacy.
- Health – They have to tackle health-related issues, mainly focus on child care, maternity care, sanitation, and safe drinking water.
- Environmental Protection – They have to help in decreasing the causes of pollution etc.
- Food Security – They have to be active in providing food security and self-reliance at the grass root.
- Rural Livelihood – They have to find the measures in to promote organic processes, capacity building of community members, adoption of improved farming practices, value addition to production & marketing etc.
- Traditional Crafts – They have to work with the NGO partners in achieving capacity building to support the livelihood, preservation of tribal art & culture and ensure their sustainability.
- Women’s Empowerment – Help in increasing self-reliance and helps in addressing the issue of scalability and viability.
- Self-Governance – Works with NGOs for uniting communities ensuring the participation of the weaker section in socio-economic development.
- Water – Fellows of SBI Youth for India Fellowship program have to help in providing drinking water security, boost agriculture and livestock productions.
- Technology – The fellows use ICT (information and communication technologies) as a means to fight rural poverty, encourage sustainable development by creating empowered societies.
- Social Entrepreneurship – Fellows work with the NGO partners as well as local youth in framing communities and encouraging women to foster entrepreneur.
- Alternate Energy – Fellows have worked on the project encourages the use of biodiesel, smokeless challahs, and solar applications to provide rural houses with renewable resources.
The duration of the project will be 13 months long and it will be conducted in two batches. If the candidates desire, then they can continue working with the organization even after the completion of the course and they can join other NGO as well.