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Ishita Chaudhry

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Review for Music Basti, New Delhi, --, India

Rating: 5 stars  

I feel incredibly proud when I see Music Basti. It reaffirms to me that what we've been able to do at The YP Foundation for young people enables them to become their own change makers. Faith has grown tremendously throughout her time with us and I could think of nothing that would make us prouder than Music Basti. TYPF is really happy to support the excellent work that they do. Music Basti staff have a finesse with how the details matter to them. They genuinely care for the communities of children they work with. I think this project has a lot of scope and we're happy to support them!

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

Their willingness to challenge themselves.

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

Lovely. patient. easy to work with. and fun :)

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

Do some incredible things for child development!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I head The YP Foundation and we support Music Basti as a partner.

Review for The YP Foundation, New Delhi, --, India

Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the few organizations I've seen that young people don't have a passive reaction to. The YP challenges the stereotype that says that urban youth don't care and it provides a very different kind of platform for you to get to know yourself better and also do something for society. What I really liked is how youth led every single process is. These guys work really hard,for them each project is personal. What I liked the most is that TYPF is open to critique. They keep their doors open for young people who feel differently about how work should happen with issues and they are always ready to dialogue. I've seen a lot of youth tear down what they do simply because its an urban group and I think that it's easier to criticize someone else's work instead of helping improve what you don't like or doing it better yourself. My project was not an easy one. We worked with the transgender community and went to colleges doing workshops with students, to get them to identify with the human rights that all transgender people have. I will always remember how scared people where to ask questions and how YP opened a space of conversation that would have happened rarely otherwise. Their training has a strong social change and human rights aspect to it and I think their journey is so commendable. What many people don't know is that they started with nothing. They've raised each and every resource themselves and still continue to do so. Kudos to this youth group that 7 years down the land, is still standing strong. Having worked in it myself, i can appreciate that that's not an easy thing to have done!

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

incredibly hard working and easy to talk to.

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

scale up and reach out to rural as well as urban youth. i know that funding is really hard for them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I worked with Kaivalya, a project that reaches out to the transgender community.