Discovering the Leader Within: Navendu [Part 2 of 2]

[Continued from Yesterday.....]Most importantly, the Change Looms journey has given Navendu an opportunity to look within and understand himself better. “I spent most of my life struggling and lost myself in the ebb and flow of life. But with Change Looms I started to discover myself. This was a totally new experience for me.” How... Continue Reading →

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Discovering the Leader Within: Navendu [Part 1 of 2]

Navendu started Shikshalay in 2012 in Seoni – a tribal dominated area in Madhya Pradesh with poor access to higher education opportunities.  Shikshalay provides supplementary education to rural youth and creates a space to help young people stand up for their rights and realize their aspirations. As a child, Navendu had to struggle to support... Continue Reading →

Take Up Space: The Integration of Safe City Pledge and the Changelooms Journey

What happens when your personal passion becomes your life work?Meet Yamini Deenadayalan, a freelancer and youth social activist. Encounter Safe City Pledge, an initiative she helped start through Blank Noise just over a year ago. Catch a glimpse of youth development, gender, and entrepreneurship can be integrated in a most beautiful way from the voice and experience... Continue Reading →

Amreen Ahmed: Building Gender-Sensitive Behaviors among Adolescents

Amreen Ahmed (28) has enjoyed being in the Pravah community since 2008 when she first got involved as a volunteer and then joined a 6-month internship  (Youth for Development) that ended in March 2010.  The experience had been so rewarding that she returned in February 2011 as the Associate Coordinator of Pravah Jaipur Initiative (PJI).Amreen... Continue Reading →

Experience at the Summer Hulchul Theatre Workshop – Arnab, a participant, shares

“Theatre is the art of Illusion,” said Ritesh Sharma in an almost candid fashion, and thus began our workshop at Pravah. Having had trouble defining creative genres, including theatre, I wondered how pertinent this definition was to theatre alone. Aren’t all creative works illusions, in their own rights? Isn’t a short story nothing more than... Continue Reading →

From a YFD Volunteer

Youth for Development (YfD) is a six month internship programme in partnership with Voluntary Services Overseas. It is an intensive learning opportunity for young people to understand developmental issues, develop life skills, and engage with the community by interning in a grass root organization/movement. Given below is an email sent to us by a former... Continue Reading →

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