Youth Transformation

Is six months enough to transform a
marginalized young person with little
or no formal schooling?

It is. And we have results to prove it.

The Initiative

Our ‘Make India Capable’ initiative was developed after studying the problems that youth living in poverty face. Without a second chance such as this, these youth tend to stay disconnected and stuck in poverty. Our program tackles the root of this issue by equipping them with the capabilities and skills that they need to feel empowered enough to pursue their aspirations and strive for financial security.

Provided Economic pathways

15,000+ Youth

Hours of TransfORmation


Trainers equipped to catalyse transformation




Most are school dropouts


Female – 67%


SC/ST/OBC/Minorities – 87%


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What makes MIC different from other skilling and education programs?

It is designed to make a person life capable

Life in poverty can become a preoccupation with meeting basic needs and dealing with economic shocks such as an unpredictable harvest or sudden illness. In this scenario, there is limited scope for personal growth or confidence building. Our program addresses this through tools and techniques that boost self-belief, social responsibility, effective communication, and world knowledge.

It is designed to make a person work capable

New skills are irrelevant if they cannot be applied in a real world context. Our program tackles one of the major barriers to economic growth through training modules focused on the demands of the professional environment and on making participants work ready. 

It is designed to be transformative

In the context of the work that we do, transformation can be defined as a process of shifting from a constraining self-view to a more empowering one. Many youth stuck in poverty have a self-view defined by the phrase, “I am not good enough”. Our approach leads to a shift in this view, yielding a self-perception that is more positive and enabling.

Before & After

Meghraj, from our very first batch, tells Amitabh about his experience

Success Stories

Hemanna Success Story

The Incredible Transformation Of Hemanna

Hemanna was part of our first transformation batch back in 2007. This is the story of how he evolved from grazing buffaloes in his village in Karnataka to handling a variety of jobs and responsibilities over the years.

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Impact Partnerships

We depend on strong partnerships to drive impact through our youth transformation initiatives.


ACC Trust is focused on supporting and energizing communities where it has a presence through training, livelihood support and related initiatives. We have been able to successfully support them in this mission by running our youth transformation program at several ACC locations. Since we began our partnership with ACC Trust in 2016, we have implemented more than 40 batches across 14 locations, touching the lives of more than 1,000 youth in the process. 

ASIAN PAINTS - Partner with Head Held High Foundation

Asian Paints Limited wanted to enable youth in underprivileged urban communities to regain control of their lives and gain skills that would set them on a path towards financial stability and security. The program (called ‘Naya Savera’) that we implemented for them in several locations around Mumbai impacted more than 730 youth over a two year period.

SEWA - Partner with Head Held High Foundation

SEWA is a tremendous force in the mission to bring marginalized women together and empower them in their quest for equality and a quality life. We have collaborated with SEWA to develop custom programs for their women groups. These programs have focused on spoken English, building business acumen and on core values of self-reliance and self-sufficiency.

Partner with us to drive youth transformation

  • Provide funding
  • Provide infrastructure
  • Co-develop a custom program