YP Foundation has been incredibly helpful by providing me with information and insights on the role of young people within India's environmental movement.
Dear Sir / Madam, I am delighted to pen a few words for YP Foundation. I really appreciate the kind of work this non-profit organisation is doing for the welfare of the society. I am an ardent admirer of this organisation since despite being so young they have already contributed so much which is itself a meteora in the present generation. I wish them good luck for the future and would like to request to assist them in every way you can possibly do. Kind regards, Gautam Talukdar. Advocate & Solicitor Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India
I have been a mentor to Ishita, the Co-founder and Managing Trustee of The YP Foundation for about 3 years now. I have been tremendously inspired by the Vision, Maturity and Energy of Ishita and this is also reflected in every member of the foundation - be the staff or volunteers. The YP Foundation is the only youth-led organization that provides a space for urban young people to explore, express and do something about issues that affect their daily lives. I think this make YP Foundation very unique. The attitudinal change that I have seen in some of these young college students is remarkable and The YP Foundation has actually being able to channelize their potential in the direction of social change.
Early in 2009 I travelled to Delhi from London as a facilitator with the Center for Digital Storytelling (www.storycenter.org). We were to work with 10 staff members from The YP Foundation to make digital stories (3 min videos using sounds and still and moving images) about their personal experiences of being a TYPF staff member. This was an intensive 3 day workshop where the participant developed a scripted story about themselves and their role in the organisation, then produced still and some moving images and edited the story together. Each of the participants worked on different aspects of TYPF's work so I was priviledged to have the opportunity not only to work with a very committed, very hard working group of young people but I also saw glimpses of the breadth of the work the organisation does and the depth of thought and reflection that goes into each and every project. As we shaped the digital stories I learned about the different individual experiences and the commitment of each young person as well as how they had grown and been supported through TYPF to develop their skills, explore their ideas and discuss and be challenged by the ideas and lives of others. I have worked for over a decade with young people in different not for profit contexts and have rarely encountered such a well organised organisation with such articulate young people who work excellently together. During the three day workshop we were unlucky enough to have serious technical problems with hired equipment, but the TYPF staff adapted to what was available, shared computers and stayed up all night to reload software. And in spite of this technical set they still produced 10 high quality digital stories.
The YP Foundation magically finds the most enthusiastic and hard working people who come together and infuse a whole new level of enthusiasm in the work they do. I have worked with The YP Foundation at various times in my career and in different capacities, right from being part of a band in their fundraiser, to being an advisor for their online stragegies to a consultant for a project they undertook and each time, it has been my complete pleasure working with them.
1. Have been associated with the Youth Parliament for the past 5 years as a trainer and a guide. 2. Have been impressed with the committment, dedication and hard work which YP indulges in for its programs. 3. YP is a youth based organization and reaches out to the youth in India across borders. 4. It needs more stable staff rather than volunteers who ofcourse are valuable in terms of their contribution to society, but in terms of sustainability needs to be more self sustaining.
have sent around 5 to 6 hours in Yp foundation office love the work they do and the energy that surrounds the office.
I joined The YP Foundation as part of staff in Jan 2009 and since then I have realized that there are very few places where you can find young people with so much passion.The YP foundation enables young people to design and develop projects on issues they feel passionatey about.I have never had so much fun in trying to bring about a positive change in society!
I went from an external person working with the organization to working here full-time! Went went from the garage-office to a real office space! I went from from just volunteering to making this what I do. It's incredible how, in whatever capacity you can, there's always a space for you somewhere.