The YP Foundation

Rating: 4.52 stars   166 reviews

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Location: N 204, Basement, Greater Kailash Part 1 New Delhi -- 110048 India

Mission: The YP Foundation is a youth led and run non-profit in India that develops young people’s leadership skills to take action on issues that young people are passionate about. The organization supports young people between the ages of 13 and 28 to conceptualize and implement community based projects that challenge stereotypes, forge sustainable partnerships and promote the uninhibited expression of young people. In the last 6 years, TYPF has reached out to over 5000 young people and has worked with more than 800 young people as part of its working core team on the following issues: Life Skills Based Education Understanding Substance Abuse and Addiction Empowering Street and Slum Children (Healthcare and Education) Understanding Gender and Sexuality Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Health and HIV/AIDS: Awareness, Prevention, Rights, Care & Support Encouraging the Performing and Visual Arts Human Rights and Peace Building Processes Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Awareness for Young People The Young Citizen’s Right to Information, Governance & Legal System of India Climate Change and The Environment We find ourselves when we attempt to understand what is around us. The concept of TYPF is to provide young people the opportunity to take time out to do just this. For who knows, your voice could change things.
Results: # TYPF has trained over 5,000 young people to set up over 200 projects on issues that young people are passionate about, reaching out to youth led groups in India, South and South East Asia as well as Internationally. # Our programmes have reached out to over 3,00,000 youth in Delhi and to numerous youth across the country. Pilot projects have run from Mumbai, Pune and Chhattisgarh. # We were invited to feature our work by Ex president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008. # TYPF has worked with over 30 schools in Delhi and Haryana, conducting workshops on understanding Life Skills, Mental Health and Child Rights with over 6,000 adolescents. # We have made a focussed effort at developing youth led voices in cities, encouraging young people to be pro active citizens and dialogue with the government. # In 2009, our Founder Ishita Chaudhry was invited to address a US Congressional Briefing at Capitol Hill on the need for investing in young people’s sexual reproductive health and rights in South and South East India. # The Government of Nagaland in India invited The YP Foundation’s staff to train their civil officers on how to integrate a youth friendly government response to youth interventions on HIV & AIDS. # UNICEF and UNDP worked with The YP Foundation as part its internal staff training programme ‘Changing Gears’, where young staff conducted training sessions with UN officials on developing youth friendly communication. # Last year, in 2008, we helped over 4,000 young people in India register to vote in the General Elections. This year, we are taking that forward by helping young people understand the Right to Information Act in India, giving them tools by which they can understand the system and help work with it, to develop accountability.

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

The Youth Parliament has shown astounding growth since the time I worked with it; not only has it branched out in terms of the types of projects undertaken, but there has been a an exponential increase in the creative perspectives, innovative energies, and courageous approaches whilst remaining true to the essence with which it started up. It was a true honor for me to work with the YP foundation, and hopefully will get the opportunity to do so again in the future.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the world.

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About every six months

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2006-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

It felt great to work with brilliant and creative people, so passionate about the work they did. It felt good to be a part of change.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely talented and committed to their work.

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achieve almost anything.

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I lived a little closer to the office!

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One time

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2008-4-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I started working with this organisation this year only and I have enjoyed the time spent here- and also did the most constructive thing i could ever have i.e. helping others without any ulterior motive. And this gives a wonderful sense of bing!

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that I learn AND simultaneously help others. Its a win-win situation for me.

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I would have joined the YP Foundation earlier.

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About every month

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2009-10-01

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13 people found this review helpful

In my many years of experience in the development sector I have never come across an organization as good and unique as Youth Parliament. my long association with Youth Parliament I have seen them do excellent work, reaching out to the youth quite rapidly and making a difference, quite effectively. As an organization they have grown and evolved extremely well. Any professional organization would envy their learning curve. In fact, I have learnt from them probably more than they have learnt from me. The core organization values and principles have remained consistent. Their unwavering spirit and passion not only inspire the youth but equally all age groups who get attached with them. Well, what else can i say except they are awesome and they truely Rock!

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Substance use, HIV/AIDS, street children interventions and Organizational Development

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Their unwavering spirit and passion

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

varied

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do MORE wonders

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About every month

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

yp is great for the youth potnetial development! in every which way. so its great to be a part of this foundation.

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has been a learning experience and its been a great way to enhance youe creativity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like involvement of more people in it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that the way the organisation works its for the youth by the youth.

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have been really nice and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it would for sure make a great a change ,which is for sure needed at the moment.

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there was more time and space.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

is the priblem of fund.

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the experience so far has been good for sure.

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One time

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2009-1-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I have gained a tremendous amount of awareness about topics like HIV/Aids, human rights, sexuality and etc. I am a very reserved person, very shy to say what i feel but the YP foundation has helped me in so many ways to open up and be confident about myself.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very supportive and understanding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach great heights, it has a great concept and potential.

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Transportation was not such a problem to me. Its a bit far away from my place.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The YP Foundation is doing really great work in providing creative platforms to the youth. The programs and activities of YP Foundation helps youth to develop their skill sets and overall personalities and become a responsible citizen.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

I have met with the founder members of this organization. They have great passion and energy level to think and care about youth-development. They always follow the less trodden path and set examples.

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About every month

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2009-9-01

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Role: Former volunteer
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

A lot of people think of YP as an "elitist" organization. What they don't understand is that upper middle class youngsters are also major stakeholders and that they to don't have a space where they can work on issues that concern them. Some people also feel YP doesn't do "grassroots" work..; seldom do they understand what "grassroots" work even means! Rural India might have a lot of issues and problems that need to be addresses no doubt, but what happens to the people in cities who can't really go to remote villages and help out? Are their problems and concerns less important? Aren't they stakeholders as well? YP is thus an organization with a difference. It doesn't claim to go to villages and work. It admits that their target audience is the cities. It is the kids who go to good schools. Its objective is social change yes, but more importantly, its "developing potential in young people". It helps develop skills of young people to set up their own projects and run them the way they want to, following a human rights based approach.

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the people who work in it!

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About every month

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

As a volunteer the yp to me means uninhibited interactive sessions.It is the meeting of like minded people from varied fields and it gives a sense of belonging to everyone who's involved with it.the atmosphere here is always charged with excitement and if you have the passion to learn and work the yp gives an equal oppurtunity to one and all.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

There is a conscious and active effort to reduce the boundaries and increase the teamwork between staff and volunteers. Each individual encourages and respects the contributions of others. Volunteers are given many options and opportunities for sharing their time and skills and are free to make choices. The ever helpful and encouraging staff and the ever involved volunteers ensure enthusiastic participation of new entrants.

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About every week

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2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My experience with YP has been short,but very satisfying for the humanitarian in me.Im getting to do all the things i always wanted to do in ways i didn't imagine i could.I get to exercise my talents and skills AND give another human(who hasn't been as lucky as me in matters of the comforts in life) a reason to smile. I feel proud to be of some help.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

yet to experience that.i've been here for only a month.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting minds that think like i do and the anticipation(for the upcoming project) is whats keeping me hooked as of now.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

As i mentioned,humane,clear visioned,head strong,...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change a lot of things.serious things.

Ways to make it better...

I would have joined it like 6 months back :)

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I guess funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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