We have realized having a mentor is very crucial to the whole development of a human being. A mentor who believes in her/him, supports and guides her/him. Over the years, the community of Youth Alliance has grown because of our great mentors. In ONUS 2015-16, we will have leadership forums with following leaders and some of them will be available for mentoring the participants:
Anshu Bhaiya through Goonj is facilitating an economic bridge between urban India and rural India by simply sharing the surplus of wealth. He is organizing an effective distribution channel for disposing off reusable resources lying in urban areas of the country. Read more.
Ravi Bhaiya created a learning space called Manzil where every student is a teacher and every teacher a student. A great educator and environment enthusiast, his guidance as a mentor has been shaping Youth Alliance. Read more.
Venkat seeks to strengthen the “giving culture” in India first by setting up Give India in 2000 and then by initiating Daan Utsav (Joy of Giving Week).
Nipun’s mission statement in life now reads: “Bring smiles in the world and stillness in my heart.” Watch his TED
Founder, Manav Sadhna
Jayesh Bhai’s life and gift at Manav Sadhna and Moved by Love is manifestation of ‘Invisible service is love made visible’ He says ‘Don’t carry these heavy loads to change the world. Do the work that is connected to your heart and you’ll become like an instrument of nature.’ Know more.
Director, CSR Coca Cola
(India & South West Asia)
From working at Seva Mandir (Gandhi Ashram) to Pradan to heading IRMA and now as CSR director of Coke, Neelima Khaitan brings with her such diverse experiences of working for social good.
Ashraf has created several multifaceted frameworks for young people that sensitize them to widespread social issues, nurturing responsible leaders and citizens.
Vivek Sharma, seemed to have tried it all in life – journalism, IT, sports, failing the first year at college three times and finally went into the field of education. Currently he runs Gandhi Fellowship.
Head Skills Academy, Rural Shores
Rural Shores’ mission is to provide Employability Solutions and Employment Opportunities for rural youth. Earlier Neeraj worked with NIIT Foundation.
National Foundation For India
Sathyasree Ma’am has had a rich experience of working in Gender and Sexuality for over 18 years. Right now, she works with National Foundation of India. Earlier she founded Rural Volunteers Centre in Assam and Payana, a community NGO of sexual minority community in Bangalore.
Geetanjali is woman on a mission, a seeker journeying the path, and a sister connecting with family in the most unlikely of places. Read more.
| Anshul Tewari
Founder, Youth Ki Awaaz
Anshul says, ’The best thing about being an entrepreneur who solves problems is that you get to change lives. I would like to push young people to pick up that one passion and go out of their way to make it big – to make it happen. That is how change is done!’ Read more.
|Ashmeet Kapoor Founder I Say Organic
Ashmeet through I Say Organic seeks to deliver fresh organic food directly from farmers to households.
Ankit Chadha, is one of the 12 Dastangos in the country. Dastan-e-goi is an ancient form of urdu story telling.
|Neerad Trivedi Traveller, Cyclist and Entrepreneur
Neerad Bhai worked in corporate space before he decided to take the plunge to do what he loves. Read an interesting blog he wrote: Why I don’t want to be a thought leader?
Ladder Moved By Love
Moved by Love and Service Space are ecosystems designed to shift our culture towards a greater sense of trust, connection and community. Read more.
Meenakshi has travelled widely across the deep interiors of India to witness and understand first hand its issues and realities.
Dev brings over a decade of experience spread over low cost housing and sanitation, community, development, governance, education, youth development and capacity building.