Why join

India is going through a unique phase. While its urban population is building a strong case as the next global and economical powerhouse, its rural population is struggling with basic issues like potable water, electricity, health, education and poverty.

It is left to India’s next generation of thought leaders, policy makers, professionals and intellectuals to bridge the urban-rural divide and paint a more holistic and inclusive picture of India’s growth.

The important decisions that affect rural areas cannot be taken from the comfort of air-conditioned conference rooms. It is imperative to gain a deeper understanding of the issues which can only be acquired by experiencing them first-hand.

The SBI YFI Fellowship offers an opportunity to India’s future leaders to gain insights into India’s most pressing challenges. 13 months in rural India gives you a fresh perspective that would not only shape your future but will also have a lasting impact on India’s tomorrow.

In the words of one of our alumni:

Come in as a blank scratchboard, and you shall be pleasantly surprised.

If you can relate to one of the personality types below, then SBI Youth for India is the right platform for you. Click each profile to know how SBI YFI can support you to take forward your passion.

Your fuel:

  • People’s stories and struggles.
  • Their Indomitable spirit and never say die attitude
  • An optimistic approach to heal the world.

Your need:

  • A chance to interact with a diverse set of people.
  • A mentor to converge your thoughts, questions and experiences.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • A learning experience like no other as it provides continuous engagement with rural communities. .
  • A chance to interact with other fellows with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
  • An opportunity to create bonds with people whose lives will be touched by your efforts. Sometimes, these bonds last a lifetime.

Your fuel:

  • Continuous learning and growth on a daily basis.
  • Knowing that you are contributing towards a better tomorrow.
  • Freedom of doing things closer to your heart.

Your need:

  • An assurance that your plunge is more than just a leap of faith.
  • A platform that allows for your failures as much as your successes.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • Projects in multiple domains give you the freedom to choose.
  • An opportunity to make visible difference to the lives of many.
  • Prepares you for a foray into entrepreneurship.

Your fuel:

  • Coming up with new ideas and innovations.
  • Watching your ideas come to life.
  • Making a difference in the field of your choice.

Your need:

  • A chance to ideate, implement and learn.
  • A mentor to help you sharpen your thought process.
  • Challenges that push you to go beyond boundaries.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • Evaluation of ideas on the basis of feasibility and sustainability.
  • Guidance from experienced professionals known for setting examples through innovative thinking.
  • Deeper insights into rural challenges and psyche of people.
  • Support to implement ideas that have potential.

Your fuel:

  • Doing things that make you feel like a good citizen.
  • Taking pride in heritage and cultural values.
  • Willingness to work towards the greater good of your country.

Your need:

  • A deeper understanding to figure out your role in the nation’s growth.
  • Interactions with people dedicated to the service of the country in various capacities.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • Provides you a chance to create sustainable impact on the nation’s development.
  • Hands-on learning from people helping the country to overcome growth hurdles.
  • Gives you an opportunity to work towards conservation of India’s rich cultural heritage.

Your fuel:

  • To be of some value to others.
  • Spreading smiles through your actions.

Your need:

  • To channelize your intent / efforts towards maximum impact.
  • Leadership skills to create an effective team of changemakers.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • An opportunity to use your skills to positively affect many lives.
  • A chance to create happy communities and a happier world.
  • Need-based projects to ensure real change in rural areas.

Your fuel:

  • Action.
  • Doing things single-handedly and showing people the power of one.

Your need:

  • Interaction with like-minded people.
  • A chance to act and learn from failures.
  • Knowledge and experience to derive the most out of your efforts.

The SBI YFI advantage:

  • Guidance from experts to direct you in the right direction.
  • Access to resources to implement ideas.
  • Mentors to tweak your ideas as required and to sharpen your thought process.

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