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eArth Yuva Vikas

Robust youth-led and youth-focussed leadership development

Program Mission and Overarching Activities

Empower youth with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to lead and tackle community challenges. Foster values of inclusivity, lifelong learning, and civic responsibility to instill in them a sense of confidence and agency towards their community.

 

We prioritize self-reflection and growth, covering group dynamics, communication, digital skills, and social work tools. Learning is enhanced through exploration journeys and project-based learning for contextual understanding and social action

Projects

Rural India Youth Leadership (RIYL)

Nurturing youth leadership and active citizenship from the lens of constitutional values

 

A two-year experience for 25 young people who will be on a journey of leadership and learning that will enable them to form youth clubs and through the clubs, nurture 400+ grassroots youth leaders to practice constitutional values

Youth Exposure and Placements Opportunities

We partner with like-minded organizations to support the leadership and professional development of young people through exposure journeys, workshops, internships, courses, job placements, and other relevant opportunities. Additionally, we facilitate the process of finding these opportunities by holding information sessions, helping youth fill out applications, supporting interview preparation, and more.

 

No. of placements: 40+ Youth

No. of exposure journeys facilitated: 40

Youth Leadership During Covid-19

We operated the COVID-19 vaccination project as a Youth Leadership Development Fellowship, empowering youth with professional experience and comprehensive internal training. We utilized a peer-to-peer model to provide trainings on COVID-19 awareness, vaccination knowledge, communication skills, self-reflection, and research basics.

Youth volunteers: 220 | Youth supervisors: 18

Villages Reached: 600 | Homes (including followups):  5L+

For more information about our COVID-Response activities, please visit the "eArth Swasthya Program" tab.

Village Visionary

From 2015 to 2016, we implemented a pioneering youth leadership project. Fellows underwent comprehensive training, developing the necessary tools to become impactful leaders. They also completed self-designed capstone projects by mobilizing local resources. These projects encompassed initiatives like Anganwadi, awareness through drama, electrification efforts, and building community resource libraries.

Village Visionaries: 30
Local volunteers: 70
4 Districts | 6 Blocks

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