SBI Youth For India Fellowship invites socially concerned youngsters

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Leading bank, State Bank of India has invited enthusiastic socially concerned youth to join its SBI Youth For India Fellowship for FY2018. This fellowship is a 13-month long program devised to bridge the rural-urban divide and develop social innovations for women empowerment, environment conservation, watershed development, female reproduction health and other social issues.

Fellows of SBI Youth For India work on diverse projects in 12 broad thematic program areas covering the entire gamut of rural development. These themes are: education, environmental protection, health, food security, rural livelihood, alternative energy, traditional crafts, social entrepreneurship, self-governance, women empowerment, technology and water conservation.

Last year, 53 concerned youth participated in this fellowship and are inspired to take up social entrepreneurship. For example, 25 year old Shriti Pandey is working on eco-friendly panels to replace bricks in rural Madhya Pradesh, while another 25-year-old engineer, Gautam Kumar, is reforesting remote villages in Madhya Pradesh.

The fellowship has been uniquely designed to assist youth to assimilate into a rural environment. It ascertains that the process of assessment of ground realities, identification of a project that combines the need of the community, your interest and the strengths of the NGO.

The selected fellows from some of the top institutes/ corporates, work with experienced NGOs on challenging development projects. The fellows then spend the next few weeks understanding the existing realities of the community and eventually finalize a program area and objectives.

After successful completion of the fellowship candidate will receive a readjustment allowance of Rs. 50,000 and a certificate from SBI Youth for India. Please note that SBI Youth for India does not offer any job post the completion of the 13 – month program. A highly motivated young professional or fresh graduate aged between 21 and 32 can participate. June 5 is the last date to register for this year’s fellowship.

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Date: 31.05.2018 | Source: SBI Youth For India

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