just an amazing experience with the ypians ... a fresh air of motivation, power and possessiveness for the betterment of the society
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.
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.
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 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..
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.
hey working with the yp was great they do there work with full dedication. the are so good in their work....... .
The YP Foundation was an NGO I joined to do something that would change the outlook of the system. It was my way of voicing an opinion on issues that really mattered. Issues we don’t express at all or rather make an inarticulate noise about at the back of our throat when they actually make us choke. We unknowingly fail to express the very evils that plague our daily lives and instead get accustomed to taking them as a part of growing up. The VOICES project, as the name suggests, gives you a platform to talk about such very issues. Peer pressure, substance abuse, body esteem etc are nothing new to anyone of us. It’s not like we haven’t gone through any of them. It’s just that we don’t even speak about them when we really need to be acting on them. What we aim at is to address adolescents about such basic problems that affect them adversely. Teenagers, either out of fear or pressure of peers, are not willing to talk on such issues. That is where the basic motive of the project lies. As a volunteer for the first time my personal experience with VOICES is pretty short-lived. But I hope to keep working for TYPF in the coming years doing my bit to make a difference in the society.
I would have to say that it has been and is a pleasant experience working with The YP Foundation. I still remember my induction meeting headed by 'Never-on-time' Nitya and 'Perfect' Pallavi! It was a casual yet enriching experience wherein they managed to create a sense of camaraderie amongst a group of perfect strangers! I got to know about the various projects of The YP through an excellent multimedia presentation as well as through Nitya and Pallavi. The ease with which both of them spoke, clearly demonstrated their sincerity and their love for what they did. I got essential information about The YP, when it was founded, and by whom and other general information about the hierarchy of the organization. I also learnt about the various projects of the YP like Project 19 that looks at sexualtiy, sexual health and AIDS. I was particularly impressed by how Nitya , the Project lead, explained the development of the project from something that started out to spread awareness about AIDS unearthed so many misconceptions about sexuality and sexual health amidst the 'educated' youth that it had to become backward compatible and include sexual health and sexuality, only then could the problems of STDs and AIDS could be tackled. Another project I learnt about was Voices where Maitreyi explained to us that YP members went to schools and conducted workshops on issues like substance abuse, peer pressure etc. after receiving training for three months from professionals. She also shared her own experiences with us and was very receptive to our doubts and questions. But the program I was most interested in was Blending Spectrum - interacting with slum children and talking to them about personal hygiene, basic education etc. This was introduced to us by Pallavi. Overall, I was very satisfied with the way the induction was conducted and more importantly was filled with enthusiasm about the journey I was about to embark on. After the 'formal' induction I got to spend a little time with Nitya, Pallavi and the others winding up as I was one of the last few to leave. It was good fun! Soon after I applied for a volunteer post at YP and met the woman herself - Ishita Chaudhry. Her force of personality kind of hits you in the face when you first meet her. A couple of questions in, I was impressed by her grasp of her field and her forthright attitude. I WANTED to work with her! Fortunately I was selected as part of the fundraising team and the best thing about it was more time talking to Ishita! Despite her busy schedule she personally introduced me to everybody in the office and then took me aside to teach me all there was to know about fundraising in the non-profit sector - the various types of organizations - NGOs, trusts etc., the various sources of funding - grants, sponsorships etc. and the YP code of ethics while trying to get sponsorship. Soon I got to know about the annual report being published for the first time by YP and was told to start out by getting advertisements for it. My interaction with all members of the YP has been positive and full of warmth. Even though some of these people have been working together since the inception of the organization, I have never felt left out. They all LOVE the work they are doing and KNOW that it is going to make a difference to the society at large, however minuscule it might be. Each member knows what he or she is supposed to do and does it on time and more importantly while having fun all the way! The lunch breaks are a time to pass around home made delicacies and maybe watch a video of one of the members performing at a cultural function! Nitya, Pallavi and Maitreyi all are fun to be with and at the same time extremely serious about and dedicated to, their work. The fact that the YP today boasts of hundreds of college students from prestigious Delhi University colleges among its cadres is a tribute to the core team of the YP and most importantly its founder Ishita Chaudhry. I am not a man who is easily impressed, but the way Ishita has carved out a whole organization from the flippant youth that comprise Delhi speaks volumes of her dedication, perseverance and business savvy. She clearly understands the sustainance aspect of the organization as well as its mandate to engage the youth constructively and works feverishly to achieve both these in a non-conflicting manner. That she is ably supported by a dedicated staff that shares her vision goes without saying. Brainstorming sessions often include impassioned speeches followed by emphatic urges not to get 'senti'! In conclusion I would like to say that I believe that it is a very professionally run organization even though it is run by recent graduates and its volunteers come from Delhi university colleges. In Ishita they have a visionary leader with the force of personality to take this organization far and make it one of the most trusted yet fun youth organizations for social change. In endorsing this organization, you shall be investing in a nascent plant that is definitely going to grow into a large and shady tree and reach out to and change the lives of many young people in a positive way.
the most frequently asked question,one thats been on my lips at some point or the other as well - 'what is the point of the yp'?? the answer is simple - the point is the first step - the yp gives ppl the the opportunity to learn, to speak and share, to feel safe in numbers... Its key characteristic to me is its potential. I see now that the YP is trying to raise funds... It would be a pity to see an organization with such potential fall because of money -