India

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YCI is currently active in Mumbai (since 2012), Delhi (since 2013), Jaipur (since 2016), Pune (since 2017), and Goa (since 2017). Over the coming years, a rapid expansion of the programme to many more cities is planned, with Bangalore and Hyderabad identified for future programmes.

Mumbai: YCI was launched in Mumbai in June 2012 when the Courtyard Mumbai International Airport, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai, the Hyatt Regency Mumbai, the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, The Park Navi Mumbai, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and The Trident Hotel Bandra Kurla piloted the programme. The programme has expanded to include the Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Hilton Mumbai International Airport, Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport, InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai, JW Marriott Sahar Mumbai, The Oberoi Nariman Point, The St. Regis Mumbai, The Westin Garden City Mumbai.
The programme in Mumbai is coordinated by Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, known more commonly as Yuva Parivartan.

Delhi: YCI launched in Delhi in 2013, beginning initially with New Delhi, before expanding to Gurugram in 2014. In the initial years, the New Delhi programme was coordinated by Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (known more commonly as Yuva Parivartan), with Don Bosco Tech Society coordinating the programme in Gurugram. As of 2015, the whole Delhi NCR programme is coordinated by Kherwadi Social Welfare Association. The programme currently sees the Courtyard Gurugram Downtown, Hyatt Regency New Delhi, JW Marriott New Delhi, Le Méridien Gurgaon, Radisson Blu Dwarka, The Oberoi Gurgaon, The Westin Gurgaon and Trident Gurgaon participate.

Jaipur: YCI worked with Plan International India to launch YCI in Jaipur in 2016. The programme launched with the Crowne Plaza Jaipur Tonk Road, Fairmont Jaipur, Jaipur Marriott Hotel, Le Méridien Jaipur, The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur and Trident Jaipur all participating. Plan International India work with several local partners to identify and support young people to participate in the programme.

Pune: YCI worked with Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (known more commonly as Yuva Parivartan) to launch the programme in Pune. Seven hotels are participating in the first year of the programme, namely Courtyard Pune Chakan, Courtyard Pune Hinjewadi, JW Marriott Hotel Pune, Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden, Marriott Suites Pune and The Westin Pune Koregaon Park. Following a successful partnership launch, the first students commence the programme in February 2017.

Goa: YCI worked with Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (known more commonly as Yuva Parivartan) to launch the programme in Goa. Three hotels are participating in the first year of the programme, namely Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Grand Hyatt Goa and Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa. Following a successful partnership launch, the first students commenced the programme in April 2017.

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YCI Locations in India

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YCI India Gallery

  • Winner , YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Practical training - Westin Gurgaon

  • Winner, YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: classroom training - JW Marriott Aerocity

  • Runner-up, YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Practical training - Hyatt Regency Mumbai

  • Shortlist, YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Practical training - Hyatt Regency Mumbai

  • Shortlist, YCI photo competition, autumn 2014 - Category: Practical training - JW Marriott Aerocity

  • student asking the opening ceremony panel a question, Mumbai 2014

  • student receiving a prize at 2014 Mumbai opening ceremony

  • YCI Photo Competition Spring 2014 - opening ceremonies and graduations category winner: The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi

  • Getting Advice From Industry Leaders at Westin Gurgaon

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