SBI Youth for India is a 13 month long programme that enables India’s brightest young minds to work on rural development projects with experienced NGOs.
Supported by State Bank of India, the fellowship offers the best platform in the country to follow your heart and help solve rural India’s most pressing challenges
SBI Youth for India is a fellowship programme initiated, funded and managed by the State Bank of India as a CSR activity , in partnership with reputed NGOs. It provides a framework for India’s best young minds to join hands with rural communities, empathise with their struggles and connect with their aspirations. The Programme seeks to help India secure an equitable and sustainable growth path by:
- Providing Educated Indian Youth With An Opportunity To Touch Lives And Create Positive Change At The Grass Root Level In Rural India.
- Providing NGOs Working On Development Projects In Rural India With Educated Manpower Whose Skill Sets Can Be Used To Catalyze Rural Development.
- Promoting A Forum For The Programme Alumni To Share Ideas And Contribute To Rural Development Throughout Their Professional Life.
SBI Youth for India was envisioned with an aim to act as a bridge between the following stakeholders of India’s growth story:
Bright Young minds – SBI YFI provides a platform for youngsters to acquire deeper understanding of pressing rural issues. The process sharpens their critical thinking, team management skills and innovative thought process to transform them into professionals, policymakers and social entrepreneurs with a holistic worldview.
NGOs – For decades, many NGOs have been overcoming the odds in the rural areas of India. Their battles are as basic as potable water to as complex as gender inequality. They are always in need of intellectually gifted volunteers to accelerate the process. SBI YFI Fellows have excelled in ongoing projects and have also initiated new projects in the focus area of partner NGOs to create visible change.
Rural Communities – India’s growth story is far from being complete without contribution from its 833 million strong rural population. Rural India is facing various problems and needs solutions that are not just feasible but also sustainable. SBI YFI Fellows are working to bring about the much needed change to create inclusive growth.
Young Professionals or Fresh Graduates Age 21-32 (as on date of commencement of programme) Indian citizen Interviews shall be conducted in major metro cities or virtually for applicants based outside India.
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