Sona Yukti Bagged Social Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability Award for Equipping
Indian Youth with Skill-Based Training
Sona Yukti, a city-based skill development and training institute, received Social
Enterprise Network (SEN) Sustainability award for outstanding contributions in
education. Chocko Valliappa, CEO of Sona Yukti, was named the recipient of the SEN award
by the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), at their annual event held in Cape Town,
The award was presented to recognize Sona Yukti’s efforts towards helping 55,000
economically disadvantaged candidates and training them for high-skilled jobs,
particularly those who hail from the marginalized communities. Sona Yukti was the only
Indian organization, selected to become a part of this prestigious SEN awards for 2018.
YPO is a premier, global organization with 27,000+ chief executives as its members, from
130 different countries. Representing a community of global leaders, the organization,
recognizes those who walk an extra mile for the betterment of their community.
Sona Yukti runs 50 vocational schools across rural India, with an aim to bridge academia
and industry. With a strong rural presence, Sona Yukti has successfully trained 25,000+
Indian youth – both women and men – making them employable across various industry