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Punjab Youth Leaders Program Cohort 6 by Sanjhi Sikhiya [Monthly Stipend Rs. 20k; 2 Years]: Apply by April 28!

Applications are invited for the Punjab Youth Leaders Program Cohort 6 by Sanjhi Sikhiya. The last date for the application is April 28, 2024.

About Sanjhi Sikhiya

Sanjhi Sikhiya is dedicated to enhancing the accessibility and quality of education in the Government Primary Schools of Punjab. We do this by adopting a systems approach. We enable teachers to develop ability-based foundational skills in children.

We also empower local leaders to be active contributors in the schools. Their work spans the whole education ecosystem—the education department, the government bodies at all levels—state, District, and Block, Cluster officials, teachers, the School Management Committee (SMC), parents, and young people.

We are currently engaged in four districts of Punjab—Fatehgarh Sahib, Patiala, Ropar, and Bathinda—and serve 800+ schools.

About PYLP

The Punjab Youth Leaders Program (PYLP) is a two-year, full-time leadership development program. It brings together individuals who have shown exceptional leadership potential.

During these two years, the young leaders worked towards improving the learning and governance of government primary schools in Punjab. In the process, they grow by building their own leadership values and competencies.

The program aims to create a strong community of future leaders committed to transforming Punjab into a land of Hope, Courage and Possibilities in the next 30 years.

Leadership at PYLP

At PYLP, we define leadership as organising people and mobilising resources towards a cause you believe in. Over the course of the fellowship, a structured leadership program will enable the fellow to develop these competencies through intensive weekly and monthly sessions and real-life experiences on the ground.

​Besides implementing the cluster transformation process, a fellow will also take up short-term projects to solve local issues. This will be another practice ground for the fellows to apply what they have learnt.

The beginning, middle, and end of the two-year journey will also include a 2-4 week immersive in-classroom program, a 15-day road trip to Punjab to visit various initiatives on the ground, and personal interactions with various leaders who have contributed to Punjab in different capacities.

Cluster Transformation

Based on the work done since July 2018, we have identified several issues faced by schools, local government officials and teachers in Punjab. These issues vary from decreasing enrollment and depleting learning levels to a lack of trust in government schools and missing community participation.

At PYLP, the solution to these problems is already available to the local stakeholders. Change can happen in a group learning process where participants who are equal stakeholders come together intending to learn and address the problems.

As they identify and learn to solve their common challenges, they take responsibility for their actions and work together towards the collective vision.

Each PYLP Fellow will be placed within a cluster, which is a group of 10-15 schools. He/she will work with teachers, community members and local government officials.

Structures and spaces will enable mutual learning and growth, improving feedback and accountability mechanisms and initiating projects on local issues.

How to Apply?

Interested candidates can directly apply through the link provided at the end of this post.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Round 1 Application – April 28th, 2024
  • Selection Days – 11th May and 26th May (On an only basis, location will be shared with selected candidates for one of the two dates)
  • Result Announcement – 15th June
  • Announcement of Date and Location of Joining – 1st July

Stipend

Monthly stipend of INR 20,000 (Inc. ESI, EPF, Professional Tax, etc.).

Email: pylpselection[at]sanjhisikhiya.org
Whatsapp: +91-8146740988.

Deadline

The last for the application is April 28, 2024.

Click here to view the official notification of the Punjab Youth Leaders Program Cohort 6 by Sanjhi Sikhiya.

Click here to apply.