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: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My experience with the Youth Parliament foundation was a short yet unforgettable one. It helped me engage in activities that brought out my ability to interact well with and among people. It also encouraged me to work towards an objective enthusiastically, as if it were my own creation.

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

create a criteria for the admission of volunteers

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

the environment

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

focused and creative

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

do wonders!

Ways to make it better...

I had stayed longer

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

the volunteers and members who are there just for the sake of it. They fail to contribute, which is sad.

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

I wouldnt have it any other way!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

TYPF is one of the worst organizations we know. We question their ethics and integrity. The only thing they want to do is get media (and other) recognition though they do nothing good.

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

Due to the serious problems they created as a result of their lack of technical knowledge and sensitivity

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

change everything

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

Honestly nothing

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

Arrogant, incompetent and superficial

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

Create more problems than solutions

Ways to make it better...

They had not existed

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

The people

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

They are psuedo; show people and really get a free ride where ever possible

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

This has to be one of the most dedicated organizations I have ever had the pleasure of working with and knowing. They are so razor Focussed on giving back to the community educating the community. Each and every person believes in the cause and is willing to go the extra mile to get the Jon done. Plus their rate of growth and results are proof enough of the success of their cause.

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

Extremely dedicated and believe in the cause. Have an amazing sense of integrity and social commitment.

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

Change the face of the Indian youth and benefit millions of rural families

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of doing some work for the Youth Parliament 3-4 years ago, and have kept an eye on their progress since then! There has been a lot of commendable work done. They have reached out to different strata of society and have made a difference in more ways than one. As a team, they work fantastically well together, and try and do different things, while at the same time, doing those things well! Good luck to them.

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

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

Their enthusiasm and diligence!

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

Very warm and helpful!

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

Make a difference to society, in a way that very few organizations of this variety usually cannot! Instead of just talking, the Youth Parliament would actually take tangible steps towards enlightening the people, and aiding them in whatever way they can!.

Ways to make it better...

I had stayed on longer! And been more actively involved!

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

Acquiring funds, because people make the mistake of not taking them too seriously, when in fact, the Youth Parliament is as professional as can be!

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-11-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

It was grea working with Akshay and YP. they gave me valuable tips regarding th setting up of a campaign in my area to teach under-priveledged children. This foundation has a great future.

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

getting advice on conducting a campaign

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I first encountered TYPF several years ago while reviewing applications to attend my former employer's sexual and reproductive rights and health advocacy training. The proposal from TYPF's Ishita Chaudhry stood out as a bright, fresh and innovative perspective on youth organizing and we invited her (representing TYPF) to come to the training and be with us an Asia regional youth conference on sexual and reproductive rights and health. From this, the organization that I had worked with (IWHC) forged a very strong bond with the great work on TYPF that still exists today. TYPF has succeeded in repeatedly working on their strategic plan to make themselves the most effective that they can be. They appeal to young people and foster a strong, palpable link of their everyday lives to the policies and laws that people so often ignore. This is not only local links to policy but regional, national and international. I really look forward to the great strides that they will take in the future.

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

Negotiations at the United Nations and a regional conference. Very effective, eloquent and grassrots!

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

Energy and drive to get the work done is unparalleled.

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

Dedicated!

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

Work at all levels of power that dedide o the fate of young people, too often without young people at the table!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I joined The YP Foundation as part of staff in Jan 2009 and since then I have realized that there are very few places where you can find young people with so much passion.The YP foundation enables young people to design and develop projects on issues they feel passionatey about.I have never had so much fun in trying to bring about a positive change in society!

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

getting to know different people from different backgrounda, all coming together and working in a space with mindblowing committment!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I started TYPF with a group of young people in 2002, and am absolutely amazed at what this organization has done for me in the last 7 years. I've grown as a person in the most incredible ways, become confident, articulate and been able to see myself as an active change maker in society. TYPF has brought together young people who for the longest time, where underground, not in their talents but in the access they had to opportunities and tools. This is a tough organization to work in - but never in my life have I met 7 generations of such committed young people - and I know it's thanks to the kind of training, mentoring and space that TYPF collectively provides. I found my space :)

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

The number of young people who have joined in and made this a movement. We've trained 5,000 young people in 7 years and set up 200 projects across India.

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

The organization doesn't judge you, it gives you space to be yourself and discover what you are good at.

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

challenge governments to commit to implementing social justice and build stronger human rights for young people!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My experience at YP was amazing. I worked as an intern with the senior management on evaluating and upgrading the volunteer management system at YP. It's always incredible to work with your peers on issues that you are passionate about but its quite a different atmosphere when you do that at a youth-led and run organization where everyone is so professional about what they do and how they do it. The work environment is challenging and pushes you to achieve your personal best. And add to this a lot of fun, madness, mayhem and masti! That's YP ! Not a dull moment @ the office, I promise! It really shapes who you are and helps you connect with yourself :)

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

developing the potential in young people, be it the staff, the project team, volunteers or interns like me! Its incredible how YP helps you become a better citizen, a better professional and a better person :)

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

add a branch that exclusively does capacity building for other projects/organizations that are youth-led, youth-run or work with/for young people.

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

Watchin incredible work happen everyday despite the madness, mayhem & masti that the YP is! Workin with so many amazin young people who constantly challenge u to give ur best! The Cocoberry :P, music @ office & working out of a garage(the ex-office!)

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

just your average young people who had found something they love doing and would constantly challenge themselves to put in their best even though its a non-profit, volunteer run, youth organization :)

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

Speed up the youth-led revolution!Young people not only become better citizens at YP but also have a space to make a difference! And with 10 million bucks YP could give so many more young people that very platform to make their world better everyday :D

Ways to make it better...

I had more time @ YP and was not already doing too many things!

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

Achieving sustainability and impact assessment while still keeping it all fun and youth-friendly.

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

YP is not only an authority on how to work with young people but also a stellar example of the power & potential of youth!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I volunteered with the organization in 2008 at the Right to Information Branch, which aims to develop young people’s engagement with legislative process, increased awareness on laws and policies in India and their application to our daily lives. This year I took over as the Project Coordinator. Working at TYPF made me feel like I had finally found the place where I belong. I've learnt so much here! Right from how to research, how to conduct needs assessment studies, how to train my peers, fund raising, representing myself as well as the organization, event management, drafting proposals, documentation, impact assessment and a million other things! Most importantly, I've learnt to believe in myself and my abilities. TYPF gives all of us the space to be who we are. It's incredible how people here- all below the age of 25- put endless hours and unquantifiable amounts of hard work and energy on projects and issues they feel strongly about. The passion, the enthusiasm, the willingness to go that extra mile- that is what makes TYPF what it is!

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

myself, my colleagues and my surroundings!

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

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

It let's you be who you are. Everyone here gets to create a space for himself/herself. We're given the freedom to conceptualize our own projects and what we want to achieve through it.

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

Highly motivated, enthusiastic, driven, passionate and creative! I've learnt SO MUCH from the people who work here!

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

change the world!

Ways to make it better...

we had more funds and time and could work at a larger scale!

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

FUNDING and getting long term sponsorship for projects!

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?

2009-10-01

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