This certificate program is designed to enable the Social development of students while they hone their career. Giving back to society is something that we at SRUSHTI have always believed in. Through this program, students learn theories of change, case studies of youth social innovation, and how to co-create change with the community. This includes both theory & practice.
Students learn how to move from IDEA to ACTION. They learn to understand any social problem empathetically, define their problem statement, ideate solutions, make a prototype, and test their ideas to bring out a solution. They get their training from experts in this field, who have initiated multiple innovative social change projects over the past decades.
Students are also trained in co-creation, a methodology evolved from grassroots work on Srushti, which uses art processes, and the Human-Centered Design methodology used at Stanford. D. school.
Program format: We follow a blended learning format with both face-to-face and online classes. Students are expected to participate in 5 training sessions on YSI, at Srushti Rasaa over the weekends.
Duration: This program spans over 6 months. It comprises 12 contact classes, on the weekends to facilitate 5 training sessions of YSI. This is offered from July to December, every year. Exams are conducted in December and certificates are issued at the YSI conference in February, every year.
Career Prospects through the program:
- Students can initiate social change programs by themselves.
- They can become a Peer trainer in YSI and support peers at your campus or workplace.
- Students improve their capacity for creative & innovative problem-solving skills, together with all stakeholders.
- They can start their own social enterprise or NGO. Students can also work as facilitators for Youth Social Innovation in their colleges, or workplaces.
- They can participate in peer training of such programs conducted at Srushti.
- This certificate will be a valuable addition to their placement portfolio.
- Must have completed 12th or PUC from a recognized board
- Must have scored a minimum of 60% aggregate marks
- Academic transcripts from the School/College
- Aptitude Test
- Student Portfolio
Project-Based Learning Approach:
At SRUSHTI, we believe that students learn best by doing. Research has shown that students engaged in projects have better learning outcomes compared to mere textbook learning. In this Project-based learning methodology, students work on a Srushti Idea Challenge by themselves and also have hands-on experience to facilitate peer training. Students undertake a real-time project, to work on a social issue, that concerns them, and will try to co-create a solution, together with people, for whom they are finding a solution. They also learn about theories on social change.
Students are expected to work on a 6-week project and submit their learning through a paper presentation at the Youth Social Innovation Conference.
After completion of the project, they will learn how to sustain their project and develop it as a social enterprise.