School for Social Entrepreneurs

About SSE:

SSE exists to help social entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions to social problems through an intensive programme support and a network of its mentors, experts and fellows globally. It was started as a single school in UK and is now in Canada, Australia and India. Its ultimate aim is that Fellow will go on to address inequality and social exclusion. Globally, SSE impact is summarized below:

  • 98% Of Fellows Who Set Up An Organisation Are Still Involved In It
  • 90% Of Fellows Attribute Their Growth Since Graduation To The SSE
  • On Average, Each Organisation Set Up By SSE Fellow Recruits’ Full Time And Three Part Time Workers After Graduation.
  • Commercial Activity Is The Most Common Source Of Funding, Followed By Grants From Trusts And Foundations.

History: Michael Young in UK founded School for Social Entrepreneurs in 1997. SSE is now being set up in India. SSE in UK has helped over 1,500 social entrepreneurs make the world a better place.

Our Vision: We empower people from all backgrounds to create positive social change.  Our courses help individuals start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects.

Our Approach: We’re committed to jargon-free learning delivered by experienced professionals. SSE uses an innovative learning approach, which focuses on real world issues and practices. We also provide courses aimed at established not-for-profits, covering common issues in the non-profit sector.

India Programme: In India, we will launch with our flagship programme ‘Social Start-Up’, by early 2016. It is a 9-month long Fellowship programme with around 30contact days.

  • Fellows: There Is No Typical Student At The School For Social Entrepreneurs. Those Attending Come From Diverse Backgrounds And Span A Wide Age Range From 17 To 74. They Come With Just An Idea Or A Pilot Project In The Works. They Work In The Healthcare To Education To Handicrafts And Even Food Services. Such Is The Diversity! However All Are United By A Passion For Creating Social Change And A Shared Vision For A More Equal And Just Society.
  • Interactive Sessions: The Programme Will Include Interactive Sessions With Experienced Social Entrepreneurs Or ‘Witness’ Who Will Spend Time With The Students To Share Their Journey. Our, ‘Experts’ From Various Industries Will Help Them Develop And Refine Certain Hard Skills Such As Accounting, Branding & Marketing, Product Development, Staffing, Presentation, Etc.
  • Personalized Guidance: Each Student Will Be Assigned To A ‘Mentor’ Or Experts From PwC India To Guide And Ensure The Development Of The Student, During The Course Of The Fellowship And Beyond.

 

Write to us at – mohit@the-sseindia.org or call at 98-107-17900

Apply now at www.the-sseindia.org

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I am the Change Fellowship..

I am the Change Fellowship is a 2 year paid fellowship program for any undergraduate or postgraduate professionals below 40 years old with 0 to 20 years of job experience.

During the fellowship period, every fellow will be allocated a unique project in the educational sector which they need to complete within their fellowship period.

The idea behind the fellowship program is to encourage top talents in the country to dedicate two years for the country, for the needy. That way, we can channelize the talents and potential towards the needy and increase the pace of change.

About Fellowship

Who can apply?

Anyone with the below qualifications can apply for I am the Change fellowship:

  • Passionate and ready to work for the community for next 2 years.
  • Minimum 3 years full-time UG Degree.
  • Below 40 years old.
  • Ready to work in Chennai for minimum of 2 years.

Selection process

  • Application
  • Telephonic Interview
  • Background verification
  • Test involving SKILL assessment
  • In Person Interview or SKYPE interview
  • Final Selection

Skills required

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Team Player
  • Leadership skills
  • Efficient project management

Time Period

  • Starts May 2016 and ends by April 2018.

Stipend

  • Rs 15000 per month

Time Commitment

  • 6 days a week
  • Regular Leave Policy applicable (Project demand applicable)
Fellowship Model

We have designed our fellowship in such a way that maximum impact is created in the community we work with. This means that the fellows will encounter new situations and learn something new every single day.

Our Fellowship will broadly move through the following steps:

  • Application
  • Selection
  • Training
  • Observation
  • Analyzing
  • Planning
  • Creating (MVP) Minimal Viable Products
  • Testing
  • Reflection
  • Pivot
  • Execution and project completion
  • Fellowship reflection
Role of a Fellow

Every fellow of I am the Change fellowship program will be allocated a project with clearly mentioned targets. The fellows will work on the project to achieve his/her targets before the end of their fellowship period.

Every fellow will be allocated a mentor who would guide and help the fellow throughout the fellowship program.

The fellows will have quarterly review meetings, mid year reflection point and annual result meetings to reflect upon their work.

Apart from the project work, every fellow will have a learning goal to be met every quarter.

The fellowship projects for 2016-2018 are as follows::

Sl.No Project Name Description
1 I am the Change Scholarship Identify deserving students, do fund raising, support them for their education, training the students, providing internship opportunities.
2 Contest for a Cause (C4C) Conduct C4C in various schools and encourage children to donate their prize money for a social cause.
3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Collaborate with various corporates and engage their employees in various volunteering activities.
4 Technology Build/maintain Websites, mobile apps, internal applications for Team Everest. Also maintain our Social media account, blogs and increase the digital presence of Team Everest.
5 Kindness Club Establish ‘Kindness Club’ in schools and colleges and encourage youth to volunteer at least once a month.
6 Digital Literacy Conduct ‘Digital Literacy’ course for children and make them digitally literate
7 Help a Kid Read Conduct ‘Help a Kid Read’ program for children and help them read ‘English’ better.
8 Chennai Flood Rehabilitation Work for the people/students who are affected by Chennai flood in Dec-2015 and help them live a better life.
9 Kindness Challenge and Kindness Marathon Conduct ‘Kindness Workshops’ in schools, colleges and corporate to encourage students to practice kindness and do volunteering.
10 Everest Talent Search Competition (ETSC) Conduct ETSC in schools who get less opportunity to expose their talents. ETSC will provide them a platform.
Is this fellowship for me?

If you are someone passionate about social work…
If you want to see your actions bring about change…
If you want to do something you have never done before…
Then this fellowship might be the right opportunity for you.

How will this help me?

We at Team Everest have worked very hard to give every ‘I am the Change’ fellow the opportunity to:

  • Work in social sector for a short period of time.
  • Make a direct difference with your skills and talent.
  • Learn by working on the ground and by interacting with mentors.
  • Improve leadership skills, communication skills, project management and change management skills.
  • Earn a stipend of Rs 15,000/month during the fellowship period.

TechChange Programming Fellowship

TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college juniors and seniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices.

As a fellow you will spend three months designing and implementing a web development project related to education, technology, and social good. TechChange staff will provide training, mentorship, and a series of events to support you in this process.

The fellowship also includes:

  • Training in Javascript, Node.js, PHP, React, Flux, Backbone.js, database management, and more
  • One-on-one mentorship with TechChange staff
  • Field trips to organizations working in technology and social change
  • An event series on a range of topics related to technology and social change
  • A $2,000 monthly stipend for 3 months
  • A round-trip plane ticket to DC from a location within the US
  • Support with job placement at the conclusion of the fellowship

Who we think will be a great fit:

  • You’re someone who could spend your summer working at a top tech company, but making a difference in the world is more important to you. You have a solid foundation in web development or object-oriented programming, but you’re looking to expand your skills and understand how they might be applied to projects that address disease, hunger, unemployment, poverty, natural disasters, and other pressing issues. You love to learn new things and challenge yourself. You wake up every day excited to be part of a creative, collaborative community that is building something meaningful. And you want to have a little fun along the way.

Read about the TechChange culture here. Learn about the 2015 fellows’ experiences here andhere.

You must:

  • Be a current junior, senior, or a recent graduate (seniors and recent graduates looking for full-time positions are encouraged to visit our Careers page, we’re hiring!)
  • Have at least one year of experience in computer science or web development
  • Possess an interest in international relations, international development, humanitarian work, and social good
  • Be self-starting and willing to have a little fun too
  • Be a US citizen or have legal working status in the US for the duration of the fellowship

It helps if you also have (but absolutely not required):

  • Proficiency in Node.js, Django, or PHP
  • Exposure to Javascript frameworks
  • Familiarity with Grunt, Gulp, or other build tools
  • Teaching or curriculum design experience

Apply below. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as we will be reviewing applications and selecting Fellows on an on-going basis. Applications due February 15, 2016, and fellows will be announced no later than March 11th. The fellowship will run from June 6th – August 26th. 

The fellowship is only open to non-US citizens with student visas or other legal working status. Unfortunately, we cannot supply visas or arrange travel for non-US citizens outside of the US.

Have questions? Email us at fellowship [at] techchange.org.

If you want to apply click here: https://www.techchange.org/fellowship/

 

INTERNSHALA CAREER SCHOLARSHIP FOR GIRLS

downloadThe Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls is an annual award of INR 25,000/- meant to help advance one girl’s career in her chosen field. Instituted in 2013, the inspiration for this scholarship lies in the sad coincidence that the Delhi rape victim’s struggle for life ended on the same day that Internshala celebrates its anniversary (29th December). The scholarship is meant to recognize a girl who has fought against odds to pursue a career of her dreams in any field (Academics, Sports, Arts etc.) – be it allowance for pursuing an internship or undertaking a project in the chosen field, payment towards a specialized training program, special equipment, etc.

ELIGIBILITY

Any girl (an Indian national) between the ages of 17 to 23 years (as of 31st December) with a career objective is eligible to apply.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • An element of fighting against odds – these can be financial, societal, physical handicap or anything that might have put obstacles in your path
  • An element of achievement – you must have done remarkably well in your chosen field, be it academics, sports, music or arts
  • An element of purpose – the purpose for which you will use the scholarship amount
  • An element of need – everything else being the same, the scholarship would be awarded to someone who is in greater financial need (family income, absence of any other scholarships etc.)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application has to be made online through official website. Candidate has to submit the application form first and on this basis he/she will be shortlisted for the interview. You would be asked to furnish all necessary documents and proofs before the interview. Finally selected candidates will be announced on the basis of score secured in interview.

After the interview, your referee (provided in the form) would be contacted for verification, post which the final winner would be selected and announced. Wherever possible, the amount will be paid directly towards the cause at the time of the need through the referee provided in the form.

CONTACT

National Science Centre, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Email: Contact Us
Website: www.internshala.com

IMPORTANT DATES
Last Date for receipt of completed application forms
By Post : Jan 31, 2016
In Person / Online : Jan 31, 2016
Applications are invited from girls for Internshala Career Scholarship 2016. Any girl (an Indian national) between the ages of 17 to 23 years (as of 31st December 2015), i.e. born between 1st January 1992 and 31st December 1998 with a career objective is eligible to apply.
One has to apply online before 31 January 2016.
The short-list for interviews would be announced on 20th February 2016. After the interview, we hope to announce the final result by 31st March 2016.

Yuva Prerna Yatra

Life-changing bus journey

The Yuva Prerna Yatra takes 100 highly motivated Youths to a bus journey in Himalayas with a purpose tosddefault awaken an entrepreneurial spirit within them. During the journey, participants get an opportunity to interact and learn from exceptional “Champions of Change”, the unsung heroes, who have not only dared to dream but also realized their dreams into sustainable enterprises by utilizing the local resources and talent, thereby creating local livelihood opportunities and reducing migration in the Himalayan region. This Yatra aims to inspire youth to understand the value of creating sustainable enterprises in localized global context and to spur them to create similar models in their own arenas. The word YUVA signifies a passion to bring out the change, a dream to travel the unbeaten path and energy as fresh as a new-born. We believe anyone and everyone who have the zeal and enthusiasm, and courage to leave their comfort zone and to work towards their dream is YUVA. We at Yuva Prerna look forward for such YUVA to be a part of this inspirational journey and get PRERNA to live their dreams during and after the YATRA.

Who we are looking for

Who we are looking for: The 100 Participants (Champs and Facilitators) on the Yatra are set to represent a unique blend of quality as well as true diversity of India. The participants, selected through rigorous selection process, are passionate to build their careers in different fields though one common medium – Entrepreneurship.

Champs:

  • Passionate individual with burning desire to explore and learn
  • Determined to take the Road less travelled
  • Abilities to lead and not the educational degree
  • Age group: 20-27 years

Facilitators:

  • Experienced professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians and intellectuals
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and exceptional work
  • Age group: 27 years and above

Yatra: Fee

Fee Structure

To organize a 1-week bus journey, visiting different role models, with supporting personnel taking care of lodging, boarding, food and other necessities, calls for significant expenditure. The Yatra fee helps us cover these expenses in part and rest are raised though corporate sponsorship. The relevant Registration fees and Yatra fees are applicable only if you’re selected .Submission of application form is free. Actual cost of the Yatra is Rs. 19000/- per person. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount.

Sponsorship

We aim to support 50 candidates through either part or full sponsorships .Sponsorship will be provided to Indian nationals only. Foreign nationals and NRIs need to pay the full amount of Yatra. Since sponsorship opportunities are limited, it will be awarded on the basis of the financial need and merit of the applicant. Selected applicants need to fill up the additional sponsorship form, if they have opted for sponsorship. Applicants through paper mode have to submit supporting official income documents with their applications. We also encourage selected candidates to look for alternative sources of sponsorship, approaching funding sources like trusts, colleges and corporate to raise their own fees per person. Candidates with sound financial backgrounds are encouraged to pay the full amount.

 

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