Yuva Hindi Sansthan (YHS)
Yuva Hindi Sansthan is a non-profit educational and cultural organization with the goal of promoting Hindi learning and cultural practices in the Indian Diaspora.
Yuva Hindi Sansthan, Inc., a New Jersey based non-profit organization (501-C-3), is dedicated to promote Hindi learning in USA. Our major activity is in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, where we are organizing Summer Immersion Program called STARTALK in association with North Penn School District since 2013. Prior to 2013 Yuva Hindi organized STARTALK Hindi Program in Bensalem, PA (2012); Newark, Delaware (2011) and Atlanta (2010).
The organization is led by its president Ashok Ojha, President and Director of YHS STARTALK PROGRAM. He is assisted by an Executive Committee chaired by Dr. Surendra Gambhir, UPenn, who is also the mentor of most of YHS members.
Yuva Hindi Sansthan was launched in 2009 at the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where a group of Hindi professionals including Ashok Ojha, Manju Tiwari, Sanjay Kumar, Dolly Chatterjee were attending the STARTALK Teacher Training Program under Professor Vijay Gambhir and Dr. Surendra Gambhir.
The group decided to launch Yuva Hindi Sansthan with focus on teaching Hindi to young Heritage learners and train teachers under the guidelines of ACTFL proficiency guidelines and STARTALK ENDORSED BEST PRACTICES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING. Since then we have diligently working towards expanding the base for Hindi learning and teaching.
We are fortunate to have been awarded STARTALK Student Summer Programs every year since 2010. Today, YHS is ready to embark upon its next phase of developing varieties of teaching and learning material for Novice and Intermediate learners which would be made available on this site at no cost.
YHS creates opportunities to improve the communicative capacity of young learners. In order to meet its objectives we have opened pathways to explore venues for working with the other organizations and institutions with similar goals and objectives, research, publications, and other related activities.