All stakeholders to the fellowship are governed by its core values. These values are reflected in our conduct and guide us to positively impact the community, fellows and partners.
1. Respect: We hold respect for an individual as the cornerstone of the SBI YFI fellowship. We embrace diversity, value distinct opinions, encourage aspirations and appreciate unique talents to create a collaborative culture that is conducive to ideas. We believe in treating others as we expect to be treated.
2. Service to the Community: Healthy communities are the building blocks of great civilizations. Nations flourish when common objectives are put before personal goals.
We, at SBI YFI, encourage an environment where relationships are valued, distribution is fair and roles are played effectively. For there is no doubt that even a small service to the community makes the world a better place to live in.
3. Creativity: Unconventional is the new norm and out-of-the-box thinking is the new mantra. We, at SBI YFI, value innovations and intend to create a culture where ideas are encouraged and nurtured.
In our opinion, it is a simple yet imperative process that can be achieved just by changing our way of looking at problems. At YFI, we replace “What?” with “What If!”, “How?” with “How about!” and “Why?” with “Why not!” to create a new world of infinite possibilities.
4. Fairness: Nature treats everyone equally. We draw our inspiration from nature to look at every stakeholder with the same lens.
Well-chalked out policies, transparent operations and honest communication to all the stakeholders are carried out to ensure an unbiased conduct. We wish to inculcate this value in all the communities and individuals we touch because we believe that Fairness alone can bridge the urban-rural development divide.
Shortlisted candidates are notified on an ongoing basis during the application period.
We continuously engage with shortlisted applicants over an online forum to get to know them better as well as clarify their doubts regarding the Fellowship.