The Inspiring Journey of Deval Panchal and the Yuva Unstoppable Fellowship Programme

In the heart of Gujarat’s educational landscape lies a beacon of hope and transformation the Yuva Unstoppable Fellowship Programme. For the past eight years, this initiative, spearheaded by the visionary Amitabh Shah, has been reshaping the educational narrative in Ahmedabad and beyond. At the core of this programme is a commitment to holistic development, bridging the gap between infrastructure deficiencies and the educational needs of underprivileged children. Today, the programme boasts a team of nine dedicated fellows, each embodying the spirit of service and empowerment.

Among these remarkable individuals stands Ms. Deval Panchal, a shining example of passion and dedication. Since joining the Yuva Unstoppable Fellowship in 2017, Deval has been on a mission to inspire and uplift her students. Balancing the roles of mother, homemaker, and teacher, she brings a unique blend of compassion and creativity to her classroom. For Deval, the fellowship represents more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of her students. “What drew me to the fellowship was the freedom to innovate and explore,” Deval shares. “Unlike traditional teaching roles, here I have the flexibility to design engaging lessons that cater to the needs and interests of my students. Every day is an adventure, filled with laughter, learning, and discovery.”

Central to the fellowship’s success is its innovative approach to education. Developed internally by Yuva Unstoppable, the curriculum goes beyond textbooks, incorporating hands- on activities and real-world experiences. “Our goal is to create a dynamic learning environment where children are active participants in their education,” explains Amitabh Shah, Founder Yuva Unstoppable. “Through interactive sessions on personal hygiene, environmental awareness, and value-based education, we aim to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.”

For Deval, this approach has been transformative. “I’ve seen first-hand the impact it has on my students,” she says with pride. “They’re more engaged, more curious, and more confident in their abilities. And that’s what keeps me going—the knowledge that I’m helping shape the future leaders of tomorrow.”

But the fellowship is not just about imparting knowledge; it’s also about nurturing future leaders in the field of education. “We believe that our fellows are the changemakers of tomorrow,” Amitabh Shah asserts. “By providing them with the necessary training and support, we’re empowering them to pursue careers in education leadership, where they can continue to make a meaningful impact on students’ lives.”

As the Yuva Unstoppable Fellowship Programme continues to evolve, its impact reverberates far beyond the walls of the classroom. It serves as a testament to the power of education to transform lives and communities. And for individuals like Deval Panchal, it’s a source of boundless joy and fulfilment.

“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of this journey,” Deval reflects. “Every day, I’m reminded of the potential that lies within each of my students. And with the support of Yuva Unstoppable, I know that together, we can create a brighter, more promising future for all.”


Yuva Unstoppable is an India & US registered non-profit which has worked in over 6000 schools and reached 6 million underprivileged beneficiaries across 41 cities of India through its various programmes in partnership with CSR Foundations, trust and individuals.


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