Wednesday, 27 June, 2007

About Us

The YP Foundation is an organization is both led and run by young people in New Delhi, India. By providing young people with the resources to execute their own initiatives that target social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues they are committed to, we have fuelled a space that is committed to developing the uninhibited expression of young people.

With a team of 35 Core Staff and 200 University and School Students who are peer educators, trainers, young professionals, artists, project managers, researchers, social entrepreneurs, technicians and inventors, we work with the aim of sustaining a platform that enables young people to be effective and expressive agents of change.

The YP Foundation was established in July 2002 with support from the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. We facilitate leadership skills and thinking power, increasing awareness on issues of global importance amongst young people. In the last 6 years, we have worked in varied fields through unique mediums such as community initiatives, the performing and visual arts, literary and research projects, interactive workshops, policy and government interaction and research and advocacy work amongst others.

In 2006, we were awarded the SMILE fellowship by the NGO Pravah and the final affiliate Change Looms Award given by The Ashoka Foundation and Pravah. In 2007, our founder received the Student Citizen Karamveer Puruskaar, the National Award for Social Justice and Action given by ICONGO and the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation.

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.

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