Sona Yukti Receives Social Enterprise Network (SEN) sustainability Award for Education
Touching lives like never before by imparting market-relevant and demand-driven skill sets to youth, we have now been recognized with a global award for our outstanding initiatives in education! Sona Yukti was presented with the prestigious Social Enterprise Network (SEN) award for equipping youth with job-specific skills. Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) presented the award to Chockalingam Valliappa, CEO, Sona yukti, at their annual event held in Cape Town, South Africa. Being the only Indian organization selected as a part of SEN award 2018, we have made outstanding efforts towards the betterment of the underprivileged.
Outstanding Contributions by Sona Yukti
Running 50 vocational schools across rural India, at Sona Yukti, we have been providing skilled workforce to companies, while creating new opportunities to the underprivileged to lift themselves up from poverty. With a strong presence across the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, we have annually trained over 25,000 youth - both men and women - for employment in hospitality, healthcare, retailing, solar energy sector as well as non-voice BPO. We aspire to train and empower a million people and help them achieve economic independence.
SEN Award - Inspiring Leaders
Established 11 years ago, SEN award recognizes YPO members who walk an extra mile to make a difference to their communities as well as companies. Being a global leadership organization, YPO has over 27,000 chief executives as its members across 130 countries. This premier leadership organization represents a global community of leaders who share a mission of becoming refined leaders through continuous learning and active exchange of ideas.
What Makes Us One of a Kind?
Partnering with the Government of India, we create new job opportunities that help Indian youth lead a stable life. Building on our success in sectors like agriculture, banking and textiles, we have also forayed into IT since the 1980s. However, our interest strongly lies in helping and uplifting rural communities. Our collective efforts have helped several youth - both men and women alike - tremendously improve their living and lead a better life.
Creating and presenting successful employment endeavors to underprivileged youth across the country, we look forward to enhance overall youth entrepreneurship and employability.