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Nonprofit Overview

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.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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 :)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

To even try to encompass what The YP Foundation does in a nutshell would be a futile effort. Touching thousands of lives with meaningful interaction, training and insights the young people of the The YP Foundation help others to 'discover' while 'discovering' themselves. The various platforms it offers to the trainer and trainees gives each individual the opportunity to explore their own potential without defined, restricting boundaries. From cinematography to symposiums and from workshops to awareness of global issues, the group is always open to expand the wide-angles lens of their objective. Having interacted with the The YP Foundation on various projects I have always come away with some gem of self-realisation. I can only imagine how young minds are influenced by their interaction.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are a few of us who carry on even though things might not be the way they "should" be... few others who will rant and rave and ALWAYS point fingers at what's "not right"... and then there is the YP - who will stand up and make a difference. I have known about the YP's work for over 3 years now, although not followed enough to know ALL about it. But however limited may be my knowledge, it's certainly inspired me. Let's keep things real - these guys don't "owe" it to anybody. Nor do they essentially come from backgrounds or circumstances that result in that insatiating hunger to create change. Yet they do it - day on day, issue on issue, push to shove. They do it quietly, very strongly... and I respect them for it. I will not speak about specific instances, as I'm sure many would've done so by now. But I'm proud to know that the YP exists...and continues to promise for a better US. Thank you YP!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended a few discussions and events by the YP, and also a couple of their concerts. I have usually found their work to be extremely professional and well orchestrated.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have attended 4-5 events organized by YP. I like the fact that youngsters today care about issues and are willing to put in that extra time and effort to do something about it. The enthusiasm at their events is infectious! I wish them all the best for all their future endeavours!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I came accross the youth parliament foundation as we were setting up an NGO with a group of young friends. I found there people available to give a lot of information in the field of youth involvement in society problems. This organization has already got in 7 years great experience of a wide range of social problems to deal with and impressively increased its capacities of action (including volunteers). I am still expecting some documentation I've asked for, but overal I'm very happy with this interaction.