Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA) is an NGO founded in 1928. Its flagship movement, Yuva Parivartan (YP), was established in 1998 and was formally launched by the then President APJ Kalam in 2003.
YP’s mission is to provide a second chance to the deprived youth and to empower women, through sustainable livelihood opportunities based on technical, business and life skill training programs, which lead to attitudinal change and income generation.
We have a deep understanding and connect with the communities that we work in. Over the last 24 years, we have improved the employability of more than 1 million deprived youth and women through our skilling courses and helped them earn livelihood.
Our course content, structure and delivery, flexibility of timings, focus on practical training and support to earning livelihoods is tailored to embark our students on their journey towards livelihood. The time to benefits is reduced due to short course durations ranging from 15 to 90 days. .
Our network of field counsellors, community leaders, trainers and connects with local livelihood providers and/or enablers, coupled with our digital reach through social media and our e- learning app Yuva Kaushal, enables us to mobilize students at scale and help them earn wage or self-employment.

 Total number of beneficiaries trained & certified since launch: More than 1.15 million students
 Major thrust (70%) on small towns and villages
 70% of beneficiaries are women– Empowering women
 91% of urban;65% of rural beneficiaries are earning a living – income generation
 52% of beneficiaries are primary family wage earners – Impact on entire household
 86% of the youth who have passed out of urban centres are approached for advice on their career by friends and family, thus becoming role models
 93% of urban pass-outs and 78% of rural pass-outs reported increased confidence after undergoing the livelihood programs