YFU India

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YFU India seeks to develop future generations of Indian leaders and improve the country’s environment through its Education Promotion Program (EPP) and Civic Responsibility Program (CRP), respectively.

Education Promotion Program (EPP)

India has a vast population with many first-rate minds being under-utilised due to lack of resources. The Education Promotion Program (EPP) is an initiative taken by YFU India to address, in part, the varied challenges encountered by those students who fall into this category.


Since 2004, we have provided The Municipal Corporation Primary School in Jind Pur, Delhi, with:

  • two water coolers
  • one water purifier
  • 794 shirts, pants, and pairs of socks
  • 537 pullovers
  • 394 ties
  • 149 pairs of shoes

In addition, in 2007, YFU India donated six scholarships to Indian students at two different schools: Bethany Community College in Ludhiana (5 scholarships) and New Indian Higher Secondary School in Gonda, U.P. (1 scholarship).

Civic Responsibility Program (CRP)

The development of the CRP occurred in response to a speech by former Indian President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalaam, given at the Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.

“… We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of the bathroom…

— President Abdul Kalaam

YFU India stands firmly beside the former President on this very grave issue, and believes that every educational institute, and citizen, should rise and meet his challenge. (Click here for the full text of President Abdul Kalaam’s speech.)

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