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

iv been working in yp for sumtime now,i feel its a great organisation n wil help a lot in need.im with d butterfly project and its concept is totally diferent so i think itl go a long way.

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

do more dan wt it is doing now

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About every week

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2009-8-01

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5 people found this review helpful

YP works on so many issues.. its extra-ordinary! Their outreach is exceptional- and this is probably due to the fact that its run and managed entirely by college kids/graduates! I'm proud to see this generation of people actually taking a stand on issues that matter, rather than just pointing fingers at authorities.

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

mobilize and inspire the youth of the country!

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About every six months

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2009-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I had heard a lot of interesting stuff about this Delhi based organisation that everyone fondly called 'YP'. Many of my friends had joined as volunteers in various projects like those for street kids. I wanted to be a part of it but my interest lay in exploring digital media and I couldnt think of how an 'NGO' could provide a platform for that. I was wrong. YP has a space for anyone and everyone. The only eligibility criterion being 'passion'.

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

do more justice to its name - The Youth Parliament, representing the people and working on issues that concern them.

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About every six months

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2009-10-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I attended a workshop done by VOICES in my school. We were practically forced to sit through it by teachers. But once it started, we had so much fun! We were given a space to talk about very relevant but not often talked about issues- peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse. And it wasnt the preachy kind of stuff most sessions on these topics are like. We were free to say what we felt, without feeling inhibited! It really changed me perspective on these issues. I hope to attend more such sessions!

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myself and the way I look at things.

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Ways to make it better...

I could attend more of their sessions and be updated about the same.

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One time

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2008-11-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I went with my friend to the Sarai in North Campus where the Blending Spectrum Project works. I just wanted to see what it was that occupied so much of my friend's time. And I now understand. =) Just the way the children called out to us when we reached, grinning away from ear to ear, was enough to make me want to come back again. Unfortunately, I have been unable to work with the project, but I would really love to do so in the near future.

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

how anyone and everyone who has the motivation and commitment to work is given the space to do so.

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2009-9-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I attended the first day of their 7th Birthday Celebrations earlier this year. Swarathma performed as the closing event for Day 1, and I really had a blast. Everything was really well-organized, and the hard work shone through

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

extremely enthusiastic, and very helpful.

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2009-7-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I got to know about YP through a couple of friends who work in it. Its strange to see so many young people in the city put in so much time and effort into their work in this organization! Guess the credit goes to the freedom they're given to work on their projects the way they want to. I've seen my friends grow, and also enjoy what they're doing. Good luck guys and cheers!

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

the music scene in Delhi.

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

Ways to make it better...

I had more time and could volunteer!

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About once a year

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2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

This organisation is the best and the most acive one i have come across till date. Their contribution towards changing the society and finding solutions for the existing problems is commendable. The people associated with it are so dedicated and enthusiastic about making a differnce and i am very sure they will succeed in doing so, very soon. I wish goodluck for YP. Keep up the good work.

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

very cooparative and friendly. They deserve appreciation for the work they are doing irrespective of how busy they are in their studies and work.

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One time

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2009-7-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I have attended several of their sessions and they surprise me every time! They've worked on issues varying from workshops on sexual rights, to encouraging a cultural exchange between afghan and Indian students in Delhi,prominent bands in the city teaching their music to slum kids, to most recently discussion on the RTI Act. Its incredible how you walk into their programmes expecting one thing and coming out with a completely new experience! Keep up the good work people :)

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

passionate, hardworking, idealists, enthusiastic (very!).

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About every six months

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2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

My experience at the The YP Foundation was brilliant. I facilitated group sessions on various topical issues and was able to interact with a range of participants.

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

peoples lives and it changed me for the better.

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

continue forth.

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

the democracy - each person was valued for their ideas and no idea was too big or small.

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

hardworking, compassionate and open to ideas, thoughts, processes and beliefs.

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

change many lives.

Ways to make it better...

there had been more hours in a day, to be able to do all that we set out to.

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

funding, as for any non-profit organisation.

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One time

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2009-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The YP Foundation is probably the only organisation in Delhi that works with a wide range of issues and mediums, active in multiple areas in the city of Delhi simultaneously. From Child Rights to RTI to the independent music industry in India, the YP has gained a ubiquitous presence in and around Delhi through numerous events, workshops, interactive discussions etc. Having been a staff member of the YP, I can personally vouch for the fact that each and every branch of the organisation undergoes a rigorous reseach and training phase and the members, though mostly volunteers, are highly qualified and well-informed in their respective fields of work. The YP is a great space for young people to engage with issues they are passionate about, as one has the freedom to choose a specific medium/area of work, supported by a very well-defined working structure.

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

numerous events and workshops, each of which have been memorable experiences !

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

the freedom given to members within a well-structured system that enables one to work comfortably and yet remain productive and efficient.

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

very dedicated and passionate about their respective areas of work !

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

be the best space for young people in the country !

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One time

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2009-1-01

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