Location

Karnataka, South

Our work in Karnataka began over a decade ago. Since then, we have become a strong partner in the network of NGOs that work in the area of education and employability for young people.

About

In dealing with the challenges of this sector, we partner with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Government universities and other organisations working with men and women in the age group of 17 to 30.

As we set to expand our work in northern Karnataka in the coming months, we are intensifying our work with the Government and focusing further on career development and guidance for young people.

We are also exploring the issues women face when securing employment and the potential solutions they may use.

Vision 2020

The vision for Karnataka by the year 2020 is to impact 50,000 youth by partnering with 100 organisations across 30 districts in the state to help young people build critical 21st century skills to initiate their career journeys.

Our work is geared towards youth in the age group of 16 to 35, with a targeted focus towards young women and youth in northern Karnataka.

Need and Strategy

The aim is to create meaningful learning experiences across all MyQuest centres in the state through a mix of blended learning materials and strategies through:

  • Blended Learning – the use of digital lessons, outbound projects and industry exposure activities to create a blended learning environment and transform the traditional classroom
  • Focus on Trainers – capacity building of trainers and institutions and to advocate the blended learning approach throughout our centres
  • Continuous Support – engaging actively and continuously with trainers and institutes through online forums, visits, and other means
  • More Than a Job – a solid focus beyond jobs and on long-term career planning and development for students

Through these approaches, we aim to create engaging learning experiences for young learners. 

Impact

  • 10 Model VTIs and ITIs
  • 400 Facilitators Trained
  • 40,000 Youth Trained
  • 61% Youth In Work
  • 28 Districts

Team

Hibba Retnakaran

Senior Communication Associate - MyQuest, Karnataka

Ankita Nayak

Advocacy Manager, Karnataka

Basavaraj Jambigi

Program Associate, Karnataka

Bijo Joseph

User Research Associate, Karnataka

Boban Baby

People & Operations Associate, Karnataka

David Roshan

Placement and Alumni Support Associate , Karnataka

Dilip

Visual Design Associate , Karnataka

Himani Chugh

Digital Curriculum Manager, Karnataka

Madhuri J

Technology Associate, Karnataka

Maya Verma

Accountant , Karnataka

Prajakta Patil

MarComm Manager , Karnataka

Praveen Kumar

Hardware Associate , Karnataka

Rakshita R Barithaya

Executive Assistant, Karnataka

Siddharth Srinivas

Technology Manager, Karnataka

Vinita Newar

Mobilisation & Outreach Associate - MasterCoach, Karnataka

Akanksha Babbar

Senior Research Associate, Karnataka

Thirumalpad Venugopal

Director - Finance, Administration & IT, Karnataka

Iffat Anjum

Senior Communication Analyst, Karnataka

Siddharth Bountra

Industry Engagement Manager, Karnataka

Rohan J

Training Coordinator - MasterCoach, Karnataka

Vani Addaguduru

Program Coordinator - MasterCoach, Karnataka

Aakash Sethi

CEO, Karnataka

Abhijeet Mehta

COO, Karnataka

Ashutosh Tosaria

Director - MyQuest, Karnataka

Gauri Sanghi

Associate Director - Knowledge Management, Karnataka

Neha Parti

Associate Director - Change School, Karnataka

Nikita Bengani

Associate Director - Quest Experience Lab, Karnataka

Priyanthi Sylvia R

Associate Director - Operations, Karnataka

R. Rajan

Internal Auditor, Karnataka

Shalini Menon

Associate Director - MasterCoach, Karnataka

Venkata Ramana Polumuri

Database Manager, Karnataka

Sushmitha Sridara

Manager - Facilitator & Content Development , Karnataka

Sinil Francis

Project Manager , Karnataka

Sheik Rishvana Ummer PM

Program Officer, Karnataka

Nikhil Nambiar CM

Technologist, Karnataka

Matti Manjunath

Program Associate, Karnataka

G. Vijayavarma

IT Systems Manager, Karnataka

Carel Laina D’Souza

Coordinator - Content & Facilitator Development, Karnataka

Aravind Thunga

Grants and Procurement Manager, Karnataka

Aditi Kumar

Digital Literacy - Program Coordinator, Karnataka

Venkata Ramana B

Finance Manager (Accounts & Compliance), Karnataka

Sridhar V

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Satish Mandal

Cook and Care Taker, Karnataka

Roopa KM

Office Manager, Karnataka

Ramesh Balu

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Rahul Alexander

Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting), Karnataka

Janardhana KV

Program Officer, Karnataka

Jagadish Rao Katkar

Senior Grants Management Officer, Karnataka

Sonali Gupta

Specialist - Facilitator & Content , Karnataka

Melvin Deepak S K

Program Associate, Karnataka

Manoj Puttur

Program Operations Manager, Karnataka

Kotresh HB

Program Manager - South Region, Karnataka

Ragini Lall

Learning Design & Research Specialist, Karnataka

Haarsha J

Publishing Associate, Karnataka

Zaheera Vaz

Business Development Coordinator, Karnataka