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  • FICCI FLO Award 2022

    Ms Meera Shenoy receiving the FICCI FLO award from Hon’ble Minister for IT Govt of Telangana Sri KT Rama Rao. He appreciated our work and was impressed by Swarajability the AI enabled Jobs portal for people with disabilities.

  • May 2022
    Hon. Prime Minister of India talks about Youth4jobs Foundation's work on Mann ki Baat 29th May 2022

  • Swarajability: India's first AI-based job portal for persons with disabilities launched

    The IIT Hyderabad has created what it claims is India’s first AI-triggered accessible job portal for persons with disabilities (PwDs).  This customized job platform is named “Swarajability” and was launched by Principal Scientific Adviser to the Govt of India, Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan. It a

  • Portal Helps 17800 With Disabilities Find Jobs

    Hyderabad-based Gujjari Priyanka was born with a locomotor disability to an underprivileged family. Her cerebral palsy worsened when she suffered an epileptic episode when she was nine months old.

    “I was unable to use the left side of my body opt

  • Zero Project Ashoka Impact Transfer 2021

    Youth4Jobs College Connect is a program that sets up smart inclusion centres in colleges and universities which connect employers, educators, government, and students for creating an inclusive community. It offers on campus and off campus training and placement support to students with disabilit

  • Skilling youth: A journey of hope

    ON World Youth Skills Day, I reflect on my decade-long journey in skilling youth, especially our young underprivileged boys and girls, and placing them in jobs. I have done this in several avatars – in senior government positions, with multilateral funders, and now as a changemaker. It started

  • Covid Real Life Stories


    Jammu and Kashmir’s Aizzaz Ahmed’s lower limbs were damaged when h

  • Vedanta Bravehearts - Meera Shenoy

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    "Meera Shenoy is a beacon of hope to our youth. When she saw people struggling to find employment, she launched Youth4Jobs Foundation to support disabled youth with skill training prog


    Y4J launched two reports on industries which have high potential to hire youth with disabilities. Youth4Jobs latest report was “Integrating Persons with Disabilities in The Hospitality and Quick Service Restaurant Sector”, capturing live case studies and demonstrating how others could also en


    Youth4Jobs won the CSR Times Gold Award 2020 for our work with Persons with Disability during the Pandemic, competing among some of the leading organizations in India. The Awards are given to remarkable CSR projects in 17 categories at the pan-India level. The Awards aim to appreciate the organiz


    This award was a surprise nominated by one of our corporate well-wishers.

    Themed ‘Humanity beyond Calamity: Preparing for the new world order’, the third consecutive edition of Social and Business Enterprise Responsible Awards & Summit (GTSABERA 2


    Youth4Jobs won recognition from the prestigious Zero Project cementing its reputation as a global innovator in tackling Disability Employment. Smart Inclusion Center which helps youth4jobs to be system changer in higher education and employment was the chosen innovation 

    Y4J competed w

  • Mar 2021
    Qimpro Gold Standard 2019

    Recognized as the country's premier quality citations, Qimpro Awards were conceptualized in 1989 by Dr J M Juran - the Quality Guru who catalyzed the quality revolution in Japan post World War II.

    Dr Juran believed that for a quality revolution in India, we need to recognize individ

  • The Hindu: Helping disabled upskill during the lockdown

    At least 1,152 people have been trained so far in 117 batches. “In just two batches, 1,100 youth with disabilities enrolled in rural areas. We have tapped into some kind of energy no one expected,” says Ms. Shenoy.

    Another interesting aspect was that girls, who would not come to the

  • Y4J's COVID Response covered by The Better India

    In a news report from 2019, a recruitment platform shares how only 34 lakh of the 1.34 crore perso

  • Y4J Case Study by Harvard

    "It has been a great privilege to be associated with you and Y4J. This has been a highly educative experience for us - It has opened our eyes to a reality that we had known only in abstract terms. The values and commitment that have moved you and your team to tackle a wide range o

  • Hyderabad Career Expo

    Y4J in collaboration with University of Hyderabad (UoH), organized a first-of-its-kind event in Hyderabad – “Career Expo 2019 for Persons with Disability” on the 15th and 16th of April 2019 (Monday, Tuesday). The aim was to provide information and access to career options available in vari

  • GoDiverse Award for Y4J

    Yet another feather in Y4J’s cap. Youth4Jobs was awarded the Diversity and Inclusion Award by GoDiverse for positively impacting the lives of underprivileged youth by providing them with sustained livelihoods. The award was presented by Ms. Mehnaz Nadiadwala the sister of the acclaimed Bollywoo

  • Hindi Translation of YOU CAN released in Jaipur

    The Hindi translation of the inspirational book "You Can Be Smarter and Wiser" Read more


    What do you get when you challenge children to invent solutions using everyday items?

    This was the theme behind the ideation workshop held at the Govt. School for Speech & Hearing Impaired Boys, Hyderabad.

    The Ideation workshop started with brainstorming followed by a Maker Wo

  • DOUBLE WINNER Americares Spirit of Humanity Award

    Y4J became the first in Americares history to win the top prize in TWO separate categories: Livelihoods AND Disability

  • National Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)-2017

    Y4J won the prestigious National Award for for best placement agency for persons with disability

  • HSBC Global Team Visit

    The team from HSBC interacted with the youth and participated in a fun blindness simulation exercise. The participants were given a tour of the premises - blindfolded. The HSBC team were guided by visually impaired trainees and trainers, also providing them with contextual clues and tips to he


    Eleven senior girls participated in this school year-end camp, designed to impart essential life skills needed as they start to transition out of school. The NJA workshop came in the middle of a week of sessions on computers, life skills, mobility/orientation, communication, and soft skills. Sin


    This art workshop was organized by Not Just Art to teach basic painting techniques to this group of underprivileged girls. It was led by organizati

  • Drishti Eye Check Up Camp at Hyderabad Center

    An eye checkup camp was conducted at the Hyderabad center for all our youth. It was condiicted wiith the support of Drishti Eye Center and Mr. Venkatramanna. The camp helped identify some of our youth with visual impairment whose vision could be partially restored with the use of simple medical p

  • Article: Y4J on Inclusion in THE HINDU

    To all appearances, Jeeva is no different from her co-workers. That is because she has a disability that is not obvious. Hearing-impaired, Jeeva has been working at the assembling unit of Texmo Industries in Erode for the last nine months.


  • Industry Meet - Medak District

    An Industry Meet was held at the District Collectorate office in Medak with association with Collectorate Medak and District Industries Centre (DIC) on 14th September 2016.

    “Giving Companies a New Talent Pool - Persons

  • Jaipur Lit Fest Book Launch of Meera Shenoy's Book "YOU CAN"

    Begun in 2006, the Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest FREE literary festival on earth that brings together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world. JLF is regarded as a cultural catalyst within India and around the world, exposing audiences to a const

  • Alumni Meet - @ Visakhapatnam - 30 Dec 2015

    The second batch also got incepted from today i.e, 30 Dec 2015. So the alumni meet with 1st batch of PwDs - Visakhapatnam Trg Centre and 2nd batch trainee PwDs were facilitated today Y4J Training Centre  Autonagar, Gajuwaka, VIsahapatnam. 55 PwDs attended the event.

    Mr Satish Chand

  • All India Radio Appearance for Mobilization

    Radio Appearance of Y4J co-founder Tapan Das on All India Radio to help mobilisation in Chitoor and neighbouring districts.

  • Definitely Abled - Hans Article 2015

    Definitely Abled - Hans Article 2015

  • Harmony Magazine - Meera Shenoy interview

    22 September 2015: Meera was covered under the SPEAK section of the September 2015, 4th issue - which covers senior citizens making a positive mark on society.

    Harmony Initiative for Senior Citizens or 'silver citizens' is launched under the auspices of the Dhir

  • Aug 2020
    ABN News Coverage of Y4J

    25 September 2015  ABN News Coverage (Telugu) : This is the leading channel in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Several HR heads like KFC who watched the program appreciated its crisp and impactful content.

  • Article on Y4J published by Better India

    Article on Y4J published by Better India

  • Eenadu - 8 June 2015