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Highlights of the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship 2017:

The second edition of the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship was launched in the august presence of Mr. Gururaj Deshpande, Founder, Deshpande Foundation & Ex Co-Chair, Barack Obama's National Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Strategy at ISDI on January 12, 2017
 
3,344 aspirants applied from 535 cities and towns pan-India
Total 213 high-potential youth placed with 101 NGOs across various fields including education, health, skill development, elderly care, entrepreneurship etc in 3 locations – Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru
 
Fellows underwent a 1-week, intensive Induction training followed by 7-week NGO placement interspersed with fortnightly Mentoring workshops
 
Industry experts on marketing, communications, digital & social media, filmmaking and the development sector conducted the training including Govindraj Ethiraj, Journalist and Founder, Ping Digital Broadcast, Dhimant Parekh, Founder & CEO, The Better India, Varun Sheth, Co-Founder & CEO, Ketto and Anoj Vishwanathan, Co-Founder, Milaap
 
Fellows assisted in communication efforts by designing websites, mobile apps and logos, raising funds and developing high-quality videos which received widespread appreciation on social media
 
The 7-week placement culminated in a convocation ceremony at each location
Key attendees at the convocation ceremonies included Arnab Goswami, MD, Republic TV, Anurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld, Palash Roy Chowdhury, MD India, Pratt & Whitney & Director, UTC India Pvt. Ltd, Siraj Chaudhry, Chairman, Cargill India Pvt. Ltd, Arun Kumar Jain, MD, Fluor Daniel Gurgaon and Dhimant Parekh, Founder and CEO, The Better India amongst others
 
 
 
 
Highlights of the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship 2016:

Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, and Ms. Dia Mirza, Green Environment Activist and Actor, launched the YES FOUNDATION Media for Social Change Fellowship program in the presence of Mrs. Bindu Kapoor (Member, Governing Council, YES FOUNDATION), Ms. Radha Kapoor (Founder and Director, ISDI) and stalwarts from the marketing and communications fraternity
 
922 aspirants applied from 166 cities and towns pan-India
45 Fellows placed in 19 Partner NGOs across varied fields, including education, health, skill development, elderly care, entrepreneurship etc
 
Fellows underwent a 1-week intensive, Induction training by industry leaders followed by a 7-week, experiential training through full-time placement in 19 NGOs and a 2-day End-Point training
 
7-week NGO placement interspersed with 3 fortnightly Mentor Workshops where experts from the media, communication and development sectors guided the Fellows
 
Youth empowered to develop high quality communication resources to accelerate the social impact of the NGOs
 
Each NGO designated senior professionals to mentor the Fellows
Fellows guided by over 30 external Mentors