INSTITUTE FOR YOUTH AND DEVELOPMENT (IYD)
Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, Delhi, a pioneering organization in the area of youth development opened its regional center at Bangalore in 1972, to support Department of Youth Services,
Government of Karnataka in developing youth programs. In 1978 IYD became an independent organization to focus on youth, women and the marginalized poor.
To equip youth, women and marginalised poor with skills that enable them to function as catalysts in the process of change
To promote co-ordination among youth and social development organizations in India for sustainable development
To empower socially and economically weaker sections of their rights and entitlements
To encourage the spirit of voluntary work by revitalizing local youth and community groups
Strategic solidarity by forming a common forums of voluntary agencies and community groups concerned with growth and development
To seek affiliation to national and international organizations for the welfare of youth, at both the national and international levels
To further Community development, by undertaking social and sustainable livelihood programs in collaboration with development organizations, banks government departments and international agencies
To initiate and build need-based sustainable rural development projects in Environment, Health, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture, Income Generation etc.Government of Karnataka in developing youth programs. In 1978 IYD became an independent organization to focus on youth, women and the marginalized poor.