New Resolution India

Focus: Children and Youth, Education, Livelihoods

DISADVANTAGED youth attend school but are unprepared for life after the classroom. New Resolution India (NRI) fills the gap between education and employment, ensuring they have a Bright Future through career tr

Based on his own personal and professional struggles, founder and social worker Kishor Palve believes that one of the most overlooked aspects in education is the preparation of youth for the real world and lack of mentorship and career guidance.

This is why NRI - whose main project is Bright Future - collaborate with affordable private schools and has set up community centers in impoverished areas of Mumbai to empower youth who don’t have the advantage of positive role models or higher education so ‘every youth has equal employment opportunities’.

To tackle these inequalities, they work with students - as well as youth who did not finish their education to provide career guidance, mentoring and skills building. They also connect program graduates with targeted employment prospects in their fields of interest as their research found that 85% of young people did not have a clear vision or goals for their future.

Bright Future’s success is reflected in the accomplishments of their beneficiaries. Bright Future alumna Mansi Tawade, 19, joined livelihood training in January 2017, was placed with a job at McDonald's upon completion. She was quickly named ‘Employee of the Month’ for her hard working attitude and professionalism.

Another Bright Future beneficiary, Reshma, was a timid, shy 15-year-old who would never dream of putting herself in the spotlight until participating in the Drama for Development program. Now with improved language and speech skills, she has gained confidence.

The results speak for themselves – Bright Future has worked with over 9,100 youth and adolescents placing nearly 75% in jobs. Bright Future has received recognition by Youth 4 Asia Solutions Search for its achievement in the field of education and employment.

As Bright Future scale up to work with more schools and communities throughout Mumbai, their biggest challenge is funding these life-changing workshops and finding motivated individuals to mentor and engage young people while teaching them important lessons on ethics, manners and basic life and vocational skills.

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CURRENT PROJECTS
Drama 4 Development

TEENAGERS from impoverished communities don’t have the opportunity to just be kids, many dropping out of school to help support their families. D4D gives school dropouts the chance to use drama to develop their personal and professional skills - such as behaviour, teamwork, communication skills and critical thinking - to make them more employable and keep them from falling into the trap of harmful life choices such as alcohol and crime. Cost of training one adolescent for a year is ₹2,182.

Livelihood Programme

DROPOUTS aged 18 to 25 from marginalised communities train for three months on life skills, career guidance and employability skills along with domain specific skills in retail sales, customer services and hospitality. Mentors identify their interests, help them hone their abilities, maximise their support network by engaging parents and provide exposure to professional environments. ₹10,357 covers the cost of training one youth for three months.

School Programme

IN private schools for low-income group families, teenagers don't get proper guidance to various career opportunities. By building capacities of key stakeholders, like parents and teachers, this program creates a conducive environment in such schools to help students make informed decisions about their career and life. Bright Future conduct life skills development, career awareness and mentoring sessions to enable this process. The cost of training an adolescent for a year is ₹2,489.

About New Resolution India
Testimonials

The Drama for Development initiative is a great example of Bright Future's quest to do something different -- that will help the kids grow in skills, and learn for life. I hope they are always able to retain this difference.

Mrs. Alka Puri, Partner, Social Venture Partners, Mumbai

We're happy to see the sessions and services are creating much needed awareness and the difference they are making in students’ lives. From low-income families, our students don’t have much guidance about possible careers and courses they could take up.

Sharda Prabhakar Parab, superviser, Maratha High School, Mumbai

I had no idea what to expect when I was asked to teach Bright Future participants English, but ended up being a journey I will never forget. I’m happy organisations like NRI exist to assist those who don’t have the opportunity to gain expensive degrees.

Warren Frias, volunteer, Mahim, Mumbai

THE TEAM
  • Kishor Palve Founder and CEO
  • Poonam Bhosle Head- Mentoring & Volunteering
  • Rohan Chavan Manager - Learning & Development
  • Dinesh Gaikwad Manager - Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Ravindra Dhangar Operations Manager
  • Nitika Sangal Manager - Communications
  • Priyesh Shinde Manager - Finance & Accounts