YSC: Youth for Social Change
(Ideally, candidates must be 16 years or above and 18 years or below. Students aged between 15 and 16 years can be considered on a case-to-case basis. )


What is the YSC Programme?

If you could wave a wand and fix a problem, what would it be? Why does social change take so long? Do I have what it takes to be a changemaker? If you have wondered about questions like these, Youth for Social Change might have some answers for you.

Youth for Social Change is a rigorous and immersive program that aims to equip young students with the leadership skills required to create positive, lasting change and tackle pressing social problems. In this program, participants will learn various aspects of designing and implementing a social change project. Participants will work on competencies like problem statement articulation, collaborative action, self-awareness, empathy, empowering others,  and planning. This program will also include opportunities to interact with community and grassroot organizations to understand their work, theory of change, and approach to creating long-term impact.

The objective of this program is to create young leaders who will lead on-ground change as a part of their assignments, careers, and personal projects in the future. 

How does it work?

Every day in the schedule is divided into a series of activities and sessions so that you get a chance to learn about global perspectives, have personal reflections and work collaboratively on problem statements to find innovative solutions. You will be engaging in team activities, learning how to develop frameworks, make budgets, and plan projects. The program will also provide opportunities for field visits, and interactions with experts, along with film screenings, and moderated discussions. You will be following the classic IPARD model of learning during the programme

The last section of the programme will be dedicated to understanding the think-feel-do cycle - storytelling in social change and the role of social media to create awareness campaigns and projects. The last day will feature a closing ceremony and grand dinner to encourage informal conversations and solidifying the network of young changemakers and mentors you will meet during the programme.

The focus areas in the past years have included:
  •   Team Culture
  •   Understanding Social Change
  •   Tools for Social Change
  •   Learning from leaders in the Development Sector



MUWCI is situated in the Western Ghats, a world biodiversity hotspot outside the city of Pune. Our campus includes a 120-acre biodiversity reserve and conservation park, offering the perfect venue for students to submerge themselves in the study of the environment and sustainability.

Fees & Scholarship

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