Youth Dreamers Foundation (YDF) was born with the belief that every child and youth have rights to equal education, skills, and development, irrespective of class, caste, religion, color, economic condition, etc. Established in 2015, YDF is an independent not-for-profit NGO formed under section 8 (1) of the Companies Act, 2013.
Started by a group of motivated, well-educated, and experienced enthusiasts, YDF thrives to strengthen the upcoming generation with easy access to quality education through proper guidance and financial aid leading towards their life ambition.Learn more
None of us know when time will change its course, but eventually change is the only thing that’s constant. This is what exactly happened to Prashant Tripathi, First year Mechanical Engineering student of National Institute of Technology, Patna.
Prashant says, “It was a touching moment for me when I got to know that I had got admission in NIT, Patna. Though my mother was a little troubled about expenses and my shift from Gorakhpur to Patna. But my father was very proud and assured that it will all be managed easily. And things too happened as we planned.” “But then, you cannot control life. One unfortunate day, my father got paralyzed and even after months long treatment we couldn’t save him”.
This incident turned Prashant’s world upside down. All the savings of his family was spent on his father’s treatment. Family was constantly juggling to manage domestic expenses and Prashant’s personal and educational expenses. He eventually came on the verge of dropping engineering in between.Read more
Piyush is a second year mechanical engineering student at NIT Patna. He belongs to a poor household in Bihar and his family has been struggling because of his brother’s treatment for depression and high cost of studies for him.
He narrates his story: ‘I always wanted to become an engineer but didn't want to add on the expenses of coaching classes to family economy, so I preferred to do self-study or seek guidance from elders.’
This dedication of mine towards education paid me off and I qualified the JEE entrance exams and got listed for NIT. But our financial condition didn't allow paying for the expenses entailed with it.
A session with YDF encouraged me to give a try a chance at getting a scholarship. For detailed information, I visited the YDF office and their team explained the process and guidelines of scholarship schemes and assistance that they provide. Their team helped me in applying for FFE scholarship. After completion of selection and verification, I was granted a scholarship which I can avail till the completion of my course.Read more
Someone rightly said, Fortune favors the brave. It’s been truly epitomized by Deepak Kumar Bisht, a student of B.sc in Mathematics from University of Delhi.
Deepak belongs to a lower middle class family. His father runs a shop to fulfil the needs of the family. But half of Deepak’s father's income gets consumed in paying for rents and commodities of the shop to keep it functional. He is already in debt and is unable to pay for Deepak’s education.
Deepak says, “I knew from the very beginning that my father will not be able to pay for my expenses. Thus, I started giving tuitions to kids to save some money for my education. Money I earned from tuitions was used to pay for my admission in college. But the question was still constant in my life, that how I will manage future expenses. I tried to get more tuitions to have more income but it started affecting my studies”.‘But as we all know, where there is a will, there is a way. I got to know about the Youth Dreamers Foundation from one of my professors in college. I surfed their website and filled in their registration form. I got a very quick response from their side. After a brief conversation regarding my education and family background, I was suggested by them to apply for a MAGMA scholarship.’Read more
“Sattva and YDF have partnered in multiple scholarship initiatives to empower students. YDF has a commendable ability to holistically support young individuals through mentorship. YDF's core values of compassion and dedication are inherent in their approach.”
“Youth Dreamers Foundation instrumental in strengthening the scholarship ecosystem by improving the delivery of public and private scholarship schemes as well as bringing in new money in this space.”
Anshu Bhatia CEO Unlimited India
“Building and strengthening scholarships ecosystem by providing scholarship scheme access to deserving needy students, improving the delivery of public and private scholarship schemes, and catalysing new money in scholarship kitty.”
Alok Kumar Singh Nalanda Charitable Foundation
“GAP is extremely privileged to have in its community of Changemakers the founder of YDF Saurabh Mehrotra. Over the last few years YDF has done tremendous amount of work in providing access to education for the under-privileged and marginalised children. Their scholarship model is one that can mitigate several barriers for children seeking higher education and opportunities. I have had the opportunity to interact with Saurabh at several occasions and was moved by his story, courage and passion to take YDF across the country and serve 1 million children. I wish him all the perseverance, gumption and luck for this aim. Much love and wishes.”
Parul Singh Global Action on Poverty