India has the world's largest youth population. With the ever-increasing complexities from the perspectives of climate change, socio-economic disparities, pandemic, and other critical development challenges, including lack of access to education & gainful employment, gender inequality, child marriage, youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and adolescent pregnancy, it's paramount that a conducive ecosystem is established for young people to cultivate leadership towards creating a just and sustainable future for the country.
With this in context, Student Partnership Worldwide India Project Trust (SPWIPT) works with community-based youth leaders to lead solutions to development needs that they, their peers, and their communities face. We work directly with young people, including adolescents, aged 10-29 to lead programs on Education, Skilling & Livelihoods, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Climate Justice, & Civic Engagement aspects. We support young people to impact through their social participation positively by enhancing skills and connections. We seek to maximize the impact of young people as they address their priorities and find ways to influence the decisions that affect their lives.
SPWIPT has been working in India for the past two decades. We have delivered large-scale, rooted programs that have directly reached over 1 million young people over the past decade, with projects on gender, education & STEM education, skilling, comprehensive sexuality education, climate change and justice, tech-enabled youth-led research and accountability and youth leadership. Our mission is to place young people at the forefront of change and development. We believe, support, collaborate and recognize young people to create impact towards a just and sustainable world. Our strength comes from being led by young people and young professionals, from the boardroom right through to the field. We empower young people with skills, information and connections so that they become leaders in solving challenges that they and their communities face. SPWIPT has been working in India for over two decades and impacted over a million young people directly through its programmes and initiatives. We aim to unleash the power of 10000 young leaders towards impacting the lives of one million young people from marginalized contexts across 5 States of India in the next 5 years. The pathway to work with youth champions in reaching the impact is through channelizing efforts across the impact priority areas of Education, Livelihoods, Gender & SRHR and Climate Change.
We work through the model of young volunteers and youth-led networks that lead and deliver transformative change. Our strength comes from being led by young people and young professionals, from the boardroom right through to the field. But it isn’t just our work at grass-roots that makes us special. There are more than a billion young people in the world who are the leaders of today. By acting today, we are ensuring that their collective voice is being heard from the local community level to the world leaders.
Student Partnership Worldwide India Project Trust is registered as a public charitable trust under registration number 330 of 2000. The organization is also registered under Income tax 12AA, 80 G and FCRA.