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About the Program

PYLP is a program for young people to contribute towards Punjab’s development.

This 2-year long fellowship program brings together individuals who have shown exceptional leadership potential and provides them access to network, credibility and resources required to lead Punjab in the 21st century.


Do you wish to be the change you want to see in the world?
ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਆਪਣੇ ਅੰਦਰ ਉਹ ਤਬਦੀਲੀ ਕਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦੇ ਹੋ ਜੋ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਦੁਨੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੇਖ ਸਕੋ?

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 work towards improving the learning and governance in the government primary schools in Punjab. In the process, they grow by building their own leadership values and competencies. The aim of the program is to create a strong community of future leaders which is committed to transform Punjab into a land of Hope, Courage and Possibilities in the next 30 years.


ਪੰਜਾਬ ਯੂਥ ਲੀਡਰਜ਼ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ (ਪੀ ਵਾਈ ਐਲ ਪੀ) ਦੋ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦਾ ਲੀਡਰਸ਼ਿਪ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਹੈ। ਇਹ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਵਿਅਕਤੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਕੱਠਿਆਂ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਨੇ ਬੇਮਿਸਾਲ ਅਗਵਾਈ ਦੀ ਸਮਰੱਥਾ ਵਿਖਾਈ ਹੈ। ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਦੋ ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ, ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਆਗੂ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਸਰਕਾਰੀ ਪ੍ਰਾਇਮਰੀ ਸਕੂਲਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਿਖਲਾਈ ਅਤੇ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਾਸਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੁਧਾਰ ਲਿਆਉਣ ਲਈ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ। ਇਸ ਪ੍ਰਕਿਰਿਆ ਵਿਚ, ਉਹ ਆਪਣੇ ਖੁਦ ਦੀਆਂ ਲੀਡਰਸ਼ਿਪ ਕਦਰਾਂ ਕੀਮਤਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਯੋਗਤਾਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਨ।  ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਦਾ ਉਦੇਸ਼ ਭਵਿੱਖ ਦੇ ਨੇਤਾਵਾਂ ਦਾ ਇੱਕ ਮਜ਼ਬੂਤ ਇਕੱਠ ਬਨਾਣਾ ਹੈ ਜੋ ਅਗਲੇ 30 ਸਾਲਾਂ ਦੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਨੂੰ ਉਮੀਦ, ਹੋਂਸਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਸੰਭਾਵਨਾਵਾਂ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਦਲਣ ਲਈ ਵਚਨਬੱਧ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ।

Role Of A Young Leader

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Leadership at PYLP

At PYLP, we define leadership as the ability to organize people and mobilize 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 in Punjab to various initiatives on the ground and personal interactions with various leaders who have contributed towards 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 lack of trust in government schools and missing community participation.  

At PYLP, we believe that the solution to these problems is already available with the local stakeholders. Change can happen in a group learning process where participants who are equal stakeholders come together with the intention of learning and addressing 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, members of the community and local government officials. Structures and spaces will be enabled that allow for mutual learning and growth, improving feedback and accountability mechanisms and initiating projects on local issues.

To learn more about Cluster Transformation process you can refer to the handbook prepared by our partner Mantra Social Services.


Solve the grassroot challenges and hone critical skills in self.

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