A Sanket M. Yenagi Foundation

POWER OF YOUTH

A Sanket Yenagi Foundation

Power of Youth Foundation, is a private organization formed in Bangalore, Karnataka in the year 2019 by Mr. Sanket Yenagi, an Advocate practicing in Supreme Court of India and various others High Courts.

Power of Youth derives maximum private funding from Mr. Sanket Yenagi, the Founder. Also, it is receiving funds in the form of sponsorship from private sources, such as corporate money, an individual wealth, family wealth and others.

Power of Youth is a collective effort of transformers, visionaries, corporate and the benefactors. An NGO which was born and bred in the Bangalore region is now brimming with limitless energy and has a true vision to spread across the State of Karnataka. In a short time of its existence itself, Power of Youth has shown a tremendous growth. The parent Center has now received several requests of branches across all other districts of Karnataka, which includes Livelihood Development Centers, Partnership Centers, Jail Centers and for mobile rural camps.

 

To cooperate and initiate opportunities for the school dropouts and underprivileged local youth to help them lead productive and socially useful lives.

 

To provide an appropriate opportunity to empower the impoverished, less skilled and educated youth through a system of wages or self-employment based on their sustenance training provided in partnership with stakeholders.

As one of the young and active NGOs in the livelihood space in Bangalore that works for the “out of school” youth, Power of Youth strongly believes that shaping the nation’s future lies in the hands of its youth population. As is evident that, the developed countries 90% of the young population opt for some or the other sort of vocational training, while less than 5% of them go through a vocational training in our country despite the fact that India tops the list with 356 million young people as the country of world’s largest youth population.

Power of Youth runs only inclusive program in Karnataka. The key features of the program are:

  • Admission to anyone who can read and write with no formal education.

  • Focus on hands on vocational training (70% practical & 30% theory).

  • Vichar Parivartan (SKP) – a proprietary program for attitudinal change and life skills such as decision making, time management, money management, values & perception, health & hygiene, work readiness etc.

  • Community Engagement, Counselling and Mentoring.

  • Job placements and assistance for self-employment.

  • We adopt a holistic approach of enhancing the less fortunate youth with vocational skills, guidance, counselling and financial assistance.

  • Annually, we empower several youth to be gainfully employed including those that take a bigger leap of becoming an entrepreneur.

  • At Power of Youth, we aim to continue growing and mentoring other local NGOs and like-minded organizations to deliver the same model of livelihood training to achieve a Pan India presence.

The prominent activities of Power of Youth are noticeable after flood in Coorg in 2018, flood in North Karnataka in 2019, adopting a government school and providing free uniforms and books to 750 students in the school and paying their annual school fees.