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  

8 people found this review helpful

just an amazing experience with the ypians ... a fresh air of motivation, power and possessiveness for the betterment of the society

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

getting opportunities of exploring my self more.

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

not

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...

very sweet and nice

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

would make a bombastic change :D

Ways to make it better...

we had more people working.

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

no idea

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

they work really hard for the goal set

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About every week

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2009-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I attended the 7th birthday celebrations of the YP, at the India Habitat Centre. It was a two day festival, the first featuring Bangalore based band swarathma, the second an informative discussion on the RTI act and its pro's and cons. I was blown away by the level of discussion and the overall commitment of the YP staff. Their programs are always unique and leave lots of food for thought.

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

The level of planning, commitment, research and passion that goes into their programming.

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One time

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2009-7-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I believe that typf provides a great base for the youth to grow and become more contributing members of the society.I volunteered for the project 19 festival and it truly changed my perspective on issues regarding sexual health rights, it provided all of us with the opportunity to interact with the different communities and understand their take on life.the festival was an open forum where everyone could step up and articulate their viewpoints while accepting others.such festivals go a long way in creating a more open, accepting and integrated society.

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

that it was eye opening,interactive,fun all at the same time and that it gave me an opportunity to have direct communication with the different communities.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

If ever there was an energy that could transform an idea, an individual hope or question into a reality, TYPF is it. I had been involved with TYPF in its fledgling years, as a facilitator for its work group sessions at the India Habitat Centre. Few years hence I returned to work with its then newly formed performing arts branch, Silhouette. It is difficult to explain in this brief a space the tremendous opportunity that TYPF provides and how it opens boundaries in ways that cannot be imagined. Having seen its growth over a fair period now, its transformation strikes one as being specially commendable - as it engages more young individuals and grows in size, it also continues to deliver on its vision to provide resources for individual objectives in order that these be achieved. Despite roadblocks to its success,sustainable funding being a prime hiccup, TYPF has never held back on its promise. None the less, it is time that its contribution be recognised and efforts made to ensure that young people in India everywhere have continued access to as innovative a platform as TYPF.

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

the commitment to execution.

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About once a year

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I've been associated with The YP Foundation for just about 3 months now. Besides fulfilling the purpose of being a platform for the youth, TYPF for me, has been a motivating force. I've always been interested with issues related to Law and Governance and I found the perfect place to be with the RTI Division of the organization. Getting a chance to work on issues that I feel passionately about isn't all that I've gained from TYPF. The working of the organization too, has taught me a lot. From being a thorough professional to thinking on the spot are just 2 of the many things I've had to learn! Having joined as a volunteer, I didn't expect myself to be so involved and engrossed with the issues that the organization deals with. Yet, I've only just realized that the work has only just begun. There's no limit to how much you can achieve working with this organization and I wish to achieve as much as I can.

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

passionate and motivated!

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Days in TYPF has been one of the most wonderful days in my life, where learning had a completely different meaning altogether. It opened my eyes to a world which had always been around, yet unnoticed. Being a part of the Administrative Branch gave me an opportunity to get myself actively involved in all the projects, and learn from some of the terrific minds i have ever met. Its not that easy to motivate people to work for the organization voluntarily, so that speaks on its own about the great work being done by the great minds.

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One time

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2008-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The YP Foundation (YP) is a driven and energetic organisation to work with. It's front-runners, Ishita, in particular, have great vision and commitment to their work and organisational objectives. The fact that they are focused on developin processes and systems tells me that they also understand the need in distributing that passion and commitment so that the organisation does not remain as person-dependent as it currently is. Their programmes, particularly those involving cultural development are brilliantly thought through, and manage to include a lot of the best young talent available in the city.

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

the fore-sightedness of its founder

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About every six months

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2009-5-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Although its not been too long since i ve joined the YP, my experience so far has been great. I got to meet a lot of interesting and nice people. More importantly, i've learnt a lot of things i never knew about HIV and sexuality.I'm looking forward to interacting with many more people and helping them gain knowledge about these issues.

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

very sweet and helpful besides being really good at what they do.

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

save the world! =)

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One time

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2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

The YP FOundation is a fantastic organization. I have worked on three projects with the YP- on media and social responsibility; understadning kashmir and child labour and child domestic labour. The YP works with young people and channelizes their thoughts into meaningful projects. Starting off as a resource base, it has come a long way today working on numerous issues- all of interest and importance for the urban youth. This space for young people is not easily found and the YP has managed to provide many with an avenue to express themselves and take on leadership positions. Working with the YP has taught me more than what I can put in words- from teamwork, to leadership to initiating change..

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

fantastic, very dedicated. every single person in the organization.

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About every week

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2008-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My experience with the organisation has been amazing. I have been working with the organisation fthe past 2 years and find the time spent as unforgettable. I have learned much from the organisation.

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

that the people in this organisation are non-judgemental and accept you for who you are. The exposure that you get while working in the organisation as you meet people with different backgrounds and get involved in various issues.

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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