YouthNet’s Impact 5000 by 18 received the special mention award under the ‘social innovations in youth development.’ The awards celebrate and recognize best practices and innovation in social and community development in North-East India.
The ‘Impact 5000 by 18’ campaign launched in 2013 is a partnership between YouthNet and the Government of Nagaland. It aims to reach and impact 5000 local youths by 2018 with the goal of building a healthier and stronger private sector in Nagaland by focusing on creating sustainable income opportunities through nurturing and promoting a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The campaign has, over the last two years undertaken various projects including carpentry and steel fabrication workshops, handloom and bamboo basket weaving skill-building programs, local piggery shop, CAT scholarship, Dial Nagaland, The Entrepreneur, etc.
The impact campaign is guided by the vision to create and build socio-economic prosperity for the youth and an entrepreneurial culture in the state.