Through the peer education model, we endeavour to build a growing cohort of young feminists, who develop and lead social change initiatives.
Our programmes are implemented by young people, for young people. TYPF's primary constituents are the volunteers who are inducted annually across programmatic divisions to reach out to the young participants in each programme. They play a key role as peer facilitators, and provide Comprehensive Sexuality Education and Life Skills Education to young people, particularly adolescent girls from low-resource backgrounds and marginalised communities.
Our peer educators are a diverse and dynamic group of young people who are passionate about social justice, intersectional feminism, and learning more about their world. Each year we induct 20-40 individuals from schools and colleges in 2 states in India. 70% of all volunteers and programme participants are young women who undergo rigorous training to help them develop a feminist understanding of issues of gender, sexuality, health, governance and education.
In TYPF, the process of programme implementation is not unidirectional, but reciprocal; there is a strong spirit of collaboration and teamwork. The peer educators are here to learn as much as the programme participants. The peer educators are not only responsible for the implementation of the programme, they also develop programme curricula, contribute to resource mobilisation, and have the opportunity to be part of monitoring and evaluation processes. They also have the opportunity to create and lead their own social action projects. TYPF's peer educators also represent the organisation at local, national, and international platforms.