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
Historical Note on Events 1998-2011
Five years of struggle to establish YP/ get funding.
Establish processes, build organization. Career exhibitions/Talks, Press articles
Doordarshan film – MV Kamath CEO Prasan Bharti-23 min film. Role models inviting public fig website- Narendra Jadhav, Ashok Mehta, Ashank Desai
Career Fair-Narendra Jadhav-Professionally manages with 40 -50 stalls.
Career Fair Mumbai -Marathi actors/ directors invited.
Large sponsors, Art Preview, Art Auction-covered by all English leading papers as news and on page 3 sections
Bhiwandi Career Fair. Over the years on AIR, Radio Mirchi, Red FM.
Press coverage – over 1 year 1988-89 in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, English newspaper.
Nashik Career Fair
Press coverage for 2003-AIR & Doordarshan coverage's on TV, during all Career Fair-Zee Doordarshan, several other T.V channels.
Press sponsorship & articles on dropouts in Marathi Loksata,, Mahrashtra Times, Lokmatt (Pre Post career fair).
Planning Commission –Narendra Jadhav, RBI, Dy. Governor-Subir Gokarn.
Two International Summits
One at Oberoi sponsor-Godrej HSBC, Glemmark,organized by KSWA.
One with MEDC, HSBC, Vikas Trust, Garware Wall Ropes, Siemens.
Speakers from World Bank, Industry Government, Corporates and Media.