What we do!
engine for change has to come from the selflessness and sense of service of the
individual volunteer, so that the collective consciousness can be aroused –
which is essential to bring about sustainability. With this in view Volunteer
Chandigarh programme awaken the spirit of volunteerism in youth to improve
community, take responsibility for a project, recruit others, and start
Campaign for Peace-cities:
Peace Clubs in Schools & Colleges of of Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula
are formed and beneficiaries are 40-50 direct peace club members at each place
and their entire School or College thus promoting culture of nonviolence in
more than 1,00,000 young students.
Annual International Peace
between September 27 (International Day of Tourism) to October 2nd (International
Day of Nonviolence & birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi), volunteers
of Yuvsatta organize a Peace Festival in Chandigarh to Unite the Youth for a
barrier free World. In IYPF 2012 around 500 young people from 41 countries of
the world are expected to participate.
Along with local Schools, Yuvsatta has started
this year a programme to campaign for a ‘Girl Child Friendly Chandigarh’. Where
in, Schools will organize activities,
observe important days/activities related to well being of girl child. Yuvsatta
volunteers also started a mass contact programme to mobilize funds from
well-off friends and well wishers, Corporate & business houses, educational
institutions & public sector undertakings to support some small ideas of
change in order to bring big change in the lives of over 1000 marginalized
adolescent girls (already identified) living in slum settlements of the city.
These girls are the women and mothers of the future. If left to be ignorant
of their rights they are destined to be subject to abuse and discrimination.
The long term impact expected is a change in societal attitudes towards women.
Project HERITAGE TREE’s:
initiated a ‘Project Heritage Trees’
in Chandigarh with a mission to preserve, manage, enhance, and expand a vital
collection of trees in the city with documenting (where ever available)
the historic, scientific, aesthetic, environmental, economic, conservation, and
educational value of these trees (majority of them are above 100 year of age)
as part of larger biodiversity of this region. Now, process is on for adoption
and care of heritage trees in the city.
the concept of more & more people pedaling more often on bicycles in the
city, benefiting all the residents of the city alike. And to realize the
objective Yuvsatta volunteers regularly organize Inter-School Bicycle Games,
Bicycle tours, Bicycle Rallies and events promoting the culture of cycling in
Project Saluting the
Regular events and activities promoting
one to one interaction of young people with Defence Forces. Organizing meetings
with serving and retired ‘Bravest of the Brave’ is all part of the initiative.
Projects FOR MARGINALZIED WOMEN & CHILDREN;
With active assistance of Oxfam-India, this is directly mobilizing 200
adolescent youth OF Bapu Dham Colony in Chandigarh, to positively impact their
communities on a local and international level. The focus of this project is
providing youth leaders with the skills, education and confidence to define and
address issues in their communities.
Ghar (Book House):
Library for 500
marginalized children; Volunteers with 6500 books promotes reading campaigns,
organize story telling sessions, bring out a wall newspaper, organize their
‘Bal Panchayat’ sessions and birthday parties for the targeted kids.
- All Girls SPORTS TeamS;
Volunteers improve playing
skills in Cricket, Football, Frisbee, indoor games of 100 marginalized girls of
Bapu Dham Colony and also help them with their studies and see that they remain
healthy & take enough nutritious food.
- HIV/AIDS Intervention Project:
1000 Female sex workers (FSW’s); Project staff promotes healthy life-style,
condoms, regular health check-ups, blood testing for HIV & savings amongst
- Self Help Groups (SHG’s):
In slum areas volunteers of Yuvsatta had started around ten SHG’s involving
poor women with an aim to promote their inclusion with banks and promote
savings amongst them.
- FREE CLINIC:
slum areas namely Bapu Dham Colony &
Colony No. 4 of Chandigarh, for a population of around 1,00,000 people Yuvsatta
is running free clinics & organizing medical camps to help the
- KASTURBA GANDHI KENDRA:
A small Centre christen as ‘KASTURBA GANDHI KENDRA’, for women rising out
of slum areas of Chandigarh was set-up at Bapu Dham Colony, Chandigarh. Now,
with the help of few art teachers, who’re voluntarily helping with designs,
this Kendra is producing handmade ‘WiN Greeting Cards’.
“The best way to find yourself is to
lose yourself in service of others”-MK Gandhi