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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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'.
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.