‘Young people are the key in the fight against AIDS. By giving them the support they need, we can empower them to protect themselves against the virus. By giving them honest and straightforward information, we can break the circle of silence across all society. Many young people do not go to school, so they need to be reached through community programmes.’
– Umesh Kumar Sanodiya
Vikalp: Searching for Alternatives, A Youth Forum on Social Change was conceptualized by UNESCO and The YP Foundation in 2009 as a practical dialogue space where young activists working on different issues could come together to reflect on best practices, work through challenges, share resources and develop inclusive strategies for promoting youth leadership and movements across India.