Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA) was founded in 1928 by Late Shri. B.G. Kher, a freedom fighter, statesman and the first Premier of Bombay State. He was moved by the plight and miserable living conditions of the 100 odd tanner families who had settled in the marshes of Bandra (E) called Chamdewalla-ki-Wadi. While he was involved in the freedom struggle, leading two ministries in 1937 and 1946, interspersed with prison terms, his friends and associates continued to work in the area, later known as “Kherwadi”.
The Trust was registered in 1954 and the Trustees and Executive Council have continued to follow the principles of service and commitment to help the poor and underprivileged and adhere to the high principles of simplicity, integrity and commitment set by the founder.
Kherwadi Social Welfare Association started the ‘Yuva Parivartan’ (YP) Movement in 1998 under the leadership of Mr. Kishor Kher and Mrs. Mrinalini Kher to cater to the unmotivated school dropouts and make them economically independent through vocational training. The movement was formally launched in February 2003 by the then President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
1928: KSWA founded by Late B.G.Kher, Gandhian, freedom fighter & 1st Premier/Chief Minister of Bombay province/state.
1928 – 1957 : KSWA develops Bandra –East area – establishes basic amenities like Education, Health care & Income Generation for the under privileged.
1998: Kishor & Mrinalini Kher launch Yuva Parivartan.
2003: Yuva Parivartan movement formally launched by President Dr. Abdul Kalam
2003 – 2010: Transformed 80,000 + lives.
2010 – 2013: Transformed 200,000 lives.