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

Through our flagship youth employability program, MyQuest we have partnered with civil society organizations, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), universities and skill development agencies, reaching out to young learners between the ages of 17-30 years. The MyQuest program is implemented in all the 30 districts of Karnataka.

Under the Secondary Schools program, we equip high school students in 200+ govt. high schoools with skills for digital literacy, coding, career development, and building agency.

Vision 2023

We aim to build attitude, skills among knowledge among young learners to make informed career and life decisions for their economic and social growth.
Our vision for Karnataka and other southern states of India is to impact 1.5 lakh learners by 2023, by develop 21st century skills through blended learning approach.

Strategy and Approach

The aim is to create meaningful learning experiences across all MyQuest centres in the state 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 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 empower vocational training institutes and skill-building organizations to transform their learning spaces by fostering collaboration, building capacity of educators and providing tech-enabled, scalable learning solutions.

Impact

  • 87,902 Youth Trained
  • 63% Youth In Work
  • 1,226 Facilitators Trained
  • 33,996 High School Students
  • 232 Govt. High Schools
  • 39 Vocational Training Institutes
  • 152 Industrial Training Institutes
  • 18 Partner Organizations
  • 30 Districts

Partners

Offices

108, 2nd Main, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bangalore

Team

Vivek Singh Sikarwar

Monitoring Officer, Karnataka

Ajaa Sharma

Content Manager, Karnataka

Priyanka Krishna

Researcher, Karnataka

Bindia Ballalsamudra Vishvanath

Content Coordinator, Karnataka

Satheesan T

Grants Manager, Karnataka

Sandeep Prakash

Finance Manager, Karnataka

Roopa Sharma

Program Officer, Karnataka

Nayanashree J R

Technology Associate, Karnataka

Fayiqa Halim

Business Development Coordinator, Karnataka

Bhamini Nandakumar

Communication Specialist, Karnataka

Ainsley Boye

Communication Manager, Karnataka

Tanisha Kedia

User Research and Design Analyst, Karnataka

Prem Sameer

Senior Technology Associate, Karnataka

Neelappa Shirabadagi

Senior Officer - Grants and Admin, Karnataka

Ashwini Govind

Training Manager, Karnataka

Ayush Rastogi

Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Karnataka

Vriti Sawhney

Program Coordinator - Self Employment, Karnataka

Vinay Jaibahaddur

Office Assistant, Karnataka

Sunita Saini

Learning and Development Manager, Karnataka

Shivakumar T

Inventory Assistant, Karnataka

Sai Teja B

Administrative Assistant - Secondary Schools Program, Karnataka

Suthanthira Selvan S

Assistant - Hardware and Tech Support, Karnataka

Asha Susan

Administrative Coordinator, Karnataka

Arun Sankar R

Senior Films and Motion Graphics Officer, Karnataka

Anjana Muraleedharan

Database Associate - MyQuest, Karnataka

Sanjana Binwal

Program Mobilization & Communication Officer, Karnataka

Rohan J

Program and Operation Manager, Karnataka

Nidhi K Nair

People And Operations Associate, Karnataka

Nayan Moni Kalita

People Coordinator, Karnataka

Mahesh Kumar

Senior Program Manager , Karnataka

Lenin Joyal

Training and Content Coordinator, Karnataka

Laimwn Brahma

Associate - Online Facilitation, Karnataka

Inka Mariam Dama

Senior Marketing & Communication Manager, Karnataka

Bijoy Joseph

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Karnataka

Arun Joy A

Program Associate, Karnataka

Ajeesh A U

Project Coordinator, Karnataka

Annet Sandra

Admin Assistant, Karnataka

Suman Thapa

Associate - Online Facilitation, Karnataka

Rishi Mazumdar

Technology Manager, Karnataka

Priyanka Kalmane

Data Speacilist, Karnataka

Namrata Manu

Learning Experience & Design Associate, Karnataka

Manoraj R

Placement Officer, Karnataka

Lydia Thomas

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer, Karnataka

Kruthika Rao

Communication Officer - MyQuest, Karnataka

Jayashree Vyasarajan Arasu

Associate Director - Research, Karnataka

Aparna Balakrishnan

State Coordinator, Karnataka

Akshay Mittal

User Research and Design Officer, Karnataka

Tanvi Negi

Impact Manager, Karnataka

Rosline

Facilitator, Karnataka

Namrata Agarwal

Associate Director - Business Development, Karnataka

Krutika Prabhu

Program Associate, Karnataka

Bhavishya K

Associate - Online Facilitation , Karnataka

Amala Domichen

Program Associate, Karnataka

Basavaraj Jambigi

Program Associate, Karnataka

Bijo Joseph

Senior Learning Experience and Design Associate, Karnataka

Boban Baby

Volunter Engagement & Events Officer, Karnataka

Dilip

Visual Design Associate , Karnataka

Himani Chugh

Learning Experience Design Manager, Karnataka

Maya Verma

Finance Coordinator, Karnataka

Rakshita Barithaya

Business Development Officer, Karnataka

Vinita Newar

Program Coordinator, Karnataka

Akanksha Babbar

Research Manager, Karnataka

Thirumalpad Venugopal

Director - Finance, Administration & IT, Karnataka

Aakash Sethi

CEO, Karnataka

Abhijeet Mehta [1981 – 2020]

COO, Karnataka

Neha Parti

Associate Director - Secondary School, Karnataka

Nikita Bengani

Associate Director - MyQuest, Karnataka

Priyanthi Sylvia

Associate Director - People and Operations, Karnataka

R. Rajan

Internal Auditor, Karnataka

Shalini Menon

Associate Director - Capacity Building, Karnataka

Polumuri Venkata Ramana

Data Manager, Karnataka

Sushmitha Sridara

Manager - Facilitator & Content Development , Karnataka

Sinil Francis

Program Manager, Karnataka

Sheik Rishvana Ummer PM

Program Coordinator - VTI & NGOs Initiatives, Karnataka

Nikhil Nambiar CM

Technology Lead, Karnataka

Matti Manjunath

Program Associate, Karnataka

G. Vijayavarma

IT Systems Manager, Karnataka

Carel Laina D’Souza

Program Coordinator - Virtual Learning, Karnataka

Aravind Thunga

Procurement and Sub-Grants Manager, Karnataka

Venkata Ramana B

Finance Manager (Accounts & Compliance), Karnataka

Sridhar V

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Satish Mandal

Office Assistant, Karnataka

Ramesh Balu

Administrative Officer, Karnataka

Rahul Alexander

Finance Manager (Analysis & Reporting), Karnataka

Janardhana KV

Program Officer, Karnataka

Jagadish Katkar

Grants Coordinator, Karnataka

Melvin Deepak S K

Training Officer, Karnataka

Manoj Puttur

Govt. Relationship Manager, Karnataka

Kotresh HB

Program Manager, Karnataka

Zaheera Vaz

Marketing & Communication Coordinator, Karnataka