Wednesday 25 June 2008

Support Our Work!


We request your support to invest in an empowered future by supporting The YP Foundation in its efforts to engage the young people of today in various social initiatives. Our work with young people has grown over the years simply because we have been lucky to have the support of people around the world.

The YP is a not for profit, non political, support and learning organization. Our primary objective is to develop and support innovative ventures by young minds, so as to bridge the existing gap between young people and their environment by creating a platform for their ideas, opinions and talent.

First established informally in July 2002, The YP is an organization created and run by young people; an idea that believes in providing young people with the resources to execute their own initiatives that target social, cultural, economic, legal and environmental issues they are committed to.

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 were awarded the final affiliate Change Looms Award given by The Ashoka Foundation and Pravah. In 2007, we received the Student Citizen Karamveer Puruskaar – the National Award for Social Justice and Action from ICONGO and the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation and in 2008, we are one of the winners of the Seen and Heard International Award 2008, an award given to exceptional youth projects around the world by British Telecom and The UK Youth Parliament.

Since 2002, we have supported over 800 young people’s work areas such as Education and Development for Young People in Rural and Urban India, Substance Abuse & the Adolescent (India/South Asia focus), The Performing and Visual Arts, Empowering children from vulnerable backgrounds, Corruption at the Young Citizen’s level, Gender and Sexuality, Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation amongst others.

We write to seek your support in continuing our work with empowering young people with the necessary skills, information and engaging them in shaping a positive future of our society.

Here is how you can do it:

o Donate Rs. 2000/- to the Organization and invest in its infrastructure and support platforms.

o Donate Rs. 5000/- to a community based project and encourage young people to speak out loud.

o Donate Rs. 10000/- to an awareness project that reaches out to young people and creates a platform on issues of global importance.

o Any other amount that you think you can, to any of the areas above!

All projects have a 1-2 year plan and a detailed proposal can be provided on request. You can send across your contributions through cheques favouring “The YP Foundation” (account payee) to the following address:

The YP Foundation
D 344, Defence Colony

New Delhi
– 110024
India
.
Phone: +91 11 41551222
Email: theypfoundation@gmail.com

We will send you monthly / quarterly updates on our work and keep you informed on the utilization of your contributions.

Our projects with young people have received support from multiple people, institutions and organizations, supporting us in varied capacities through donor support and strategic project partnerships. These include organizations like UNICEF, UNODC, The American Centre, the Government of Nagaland, Milkfood, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sanskriti School, Vasant Valley School, The Shri Ram School, Modern School Barakhamba Road, Bluebells International School, NGO Aman Biradiri, Sahara, The Nishit Saran Foundation, Kat Katha, CREA and Kri Foundation amongst others.

We thank you for taking the step to invest in our youth today for a secure future tomorrow.

Yours truly,


Ishita Chaudhry
Managing Trustee & Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the entire team at
The YP Foundation

Wednesday 4 June 2008

What Makes You Indian?

TRAFFIC Life in association with The YP Foundation

Invites you for an interactive discussion on

"What Makes You Indian?"


If you have ever thought about – What Makes You Indian? – and wish to voice your opinion on the same, come share your thoughts in an interactive discussion with Raghu Dixit (Musician), Gul Panag (Actor), Anurag Batra (Exchange 4 Media), Rajiv Makhni (NDTV) and Rahul Ram (Musician, Indian Ocean).

DATE : 7th June 2008

TIME: 7:30 pm onwards
VENUE: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre.

Please be seated by 7:15 pm.

RSVP:

yp.admin.branch@gmail.com/ 9210861888