The Youth Parliament has shown astounding growth since the time I worked with it; not only has it branched out in terms of the types of projects undertaken, but there has been a an exponential increase in the creative perspectives, innovative energies, and courageous approaches whilst remaining true to the essence with which it started up. It was a true honor for me to work with the YP foundation, and hopefully will get the opportunity to do so again in the future.
It felt great to work with brilliant and creative people, so passionate about the work they did. It felt good to be a part of change.
I started working with this organisation this year only and I have enjoyed the time spent here- and also did the most constructive thing i could ever have i.e. helping others without any ulterior motive. And this gives a wonderful sense of bing!
In my many years of experience in the development sector I have never come across an organization as good and unique as Youth Parliament. my long association with Youth Parliament I have seen them do excellent work, reaching out to the youth quite rapidly and making a difference, quite effectively. As an organization they have grown and evolved extremely well. Any professional organization would envy their learning curve. In fact, I have learnt from them probably more than they have learnt from me. The core organization values and principles have remained consistent. Their unwavering spirit and passion not only inspire the youth but equally all age groups who get attached with them. Well, what else can i say except they are awesome and they truely Rock!
yp is great for the youth potnetial development! in every which way. so its great to be a part of this foundation.
I have gained a tremendous amount of awareness about topics like HIV/Aids, human rights, sexuality and etc. I am a very reserved person, very shy to say what i feel but the YP foundation has helped me in so many ways to open up and be confident about myself.
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.
A lot of people think of YP as an "elitist" organization. What they don't understand is that upper middle class youngsters are also major stakeholders and that they to don't have a space where they can work on issues that concern them. Some people also feel YP doesn't do "grassroots" work..; seldom do they understand what "grassroots" work even means! Rural India might have a lot of issues and problems that need to be addresses no doubt, but what happens to the people in cities who can't really go to remote villages and help out? Are their problems and concerns less important? Aren't they stakeholders as well? YP is thus an organization with a difference. It doesn't claim to go to villages and work. It admits that their target audience is the cities. It is the kids who go to good schools. Its objective is social change yes, but more importantly, its "developing potential in young people". It helps develop skills of young people to set up their own projects and run them the way they want to, following a human rights based approach.
As a volunteer the yp to me means uninhibited interactive sessions.It is the meeting of like minded people from varied fields and it gives a sense of belonging to everyone who's involved with it.the atmosphere here is always charged with excitement and if you have the passion to learn and work the yp gives an equal oppurtunity to one and all.
My experience with YP has been short,but very satisfying for the humanitarian in me.Im getting to do all the things i always wanted to do in ways i didn't imagine i could.I get to exercise my talents and skills AND give another human(who hasn't been as lucky as me in matters of the comforts in life) a reason to smile. I feel proud to be of some help.
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.
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.
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'.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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 :)
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.
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.