About SYA

The birth of "Star Youth Association" (SYA) took place at the hearts of self-less dedicated young founder members in November 1980. SYA is an NGO registered legal entity of receiving foreign and national funds, project/programme delivery, capable of entering into contractual arrangements, and assuming legal and financial obligations. It is working for development of deprived people particularly women, children and youth. Its mission to bring and hold together youth of all classes for mutual help and service to the society, especially vulnerable sections; by promoting self-managed, community- based institutions, leading to sustainable development. The main focus/thematic areas of the earlier as well as current projects are Child Care & Education, Sustainable Agriculture & NRM [related Ground Water, Climate Change, Water Governance through PRIs, Conservation and Regeneration of Native Seeds for Food Security], Adolescent & Youth Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights, Dalit & Gender Equality and Rights, Health related HIV/ AIDS/STIs and Micro Credit & Micro Insurance. All these projects have demonstrates that SYA is capable enough to mobilize resources from the local communities. It is maintain strong linkages with local District & State government administration. SYA won a number of State level & District level Awards and Appreciation Certificates. It have clear focus as well as strategy with distinct and qualified young staff allocation in all projects and strong involved highly qualified executive committee. So far, the primary sources of income include SYA Executive Members Donations, Local Community Contributions, International, National, UN agencies, Governments of India & Andhra Pradesh.


People inhabiting the SYA operational area do not violate human rights; ensure social justice; and share local resources equitably, irrespective of caste, creed, religion and political affiliation.


Bring and hold together youth of all classes for mutual help and service to the society, especially vulnerable sections; by promoting self-managed, people based institutions, leading to sustainable development.


The concern and commitment of a group of Youth from rural villages led to understand the needs and challenges of the Communities as well as the marginalized groups. This further enhanced their capacities in addressing the issues of the communities and finally taken in to the shape of "Voluntary Service Organization" know as Star Youth Association (SYA) which acts as a participative platform for the stakeholders to share and support each other so as to lead better living in an inclusive environment with better sustainability and quality of Life (QOL). The man behind this challenging journey is none other than Sri. S. C. Hassain, Founder cum President who dedicated himself for the community empowerment by leaving his regular service. SYA is moving forward with enhanced concern and commitment to reach the unreached with sustainable solutions with better access & affordability.


  • Encourage and facilitate the youth participation in community development
  • Encourage and assist community interest in matters pertaining to youth
  • Help the Government in implementation of developmental projects in rural areas and popularizing concepts of self-reliance, socialism, democracy, national integration and development of scientific spirit
  • Develop a comprehensive youth service
  • Provide a forum for communication between young people and support development of youth in the society
  • Document newspapers, periodicals, books and leaflets disseminate information to youth
  • Carry out action research on community education and youth problems
  • Develop linkages with regional, national and international organizations related to youth
  • Work for social, educational, economical, physical and political growth of young people as well as needy rural people.

Board of SYA, per November 2018




Sri. S.C Hassain M.A., (Ph.D.,) President & CEO
Mrs. Gajjala Aruna - Vice-President
Mr. K. Chandra Sekhar MBA Secretary
M. Hanumantha Reddy B.A., Executive Member


Mr. S. Ali Hassan




Mrs. Khazi Asif Jahan


Exeuctive Member


Mrs. Banala Gowthami


Executive Member

Star Youth Association is Registered under:

  • Societies Registration Act (XXI) of the 1860 [No. 174 of 1980 dated 10 th November 1980] with the Office of the Registrar of Societies, Kurnool
  • Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act [010270046 dated 4 th August 1987] with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI)
  • Section 12AA [Hqurs.I/88/12A/02-03/DIT(E) dated 23 rd July 2003] with the Department of Income Tax, GoI
  • Registered with Government of India - Income Tax Department at Income Tax Pan Services Unit, Mumbai with Permanent Account Number AADTS8639J

Area of Operations

Country India

State Andhra Pradesh

Districts Kurnool and Ananthapur

Branches Gooty & Anathapur District.

Organizational Affiliations

  • CHETANA Network of South India
  • Advocates' International Youth Activist Network (iYAN)
  • Association Promoting Farmer Managed Groundwater Systems (APFAMGS)
  • Kurnool NGOs Network (KNN)
  • Andhra Pradesh NGOs Network (APNA)
  • Microcredit Summit Campaign (MCS), USA through their Asia Pacific Regional Office
  • Sa-Dhan, a national level collective of Community Finance Development Institutions
  • Andhra Pradesh Voluntary Health Association (APVHA)
  • Advocates for Youth, USA
  • Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK)


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