Youth Leaders, Sunder Nagar Nursery
Huma is 15 years old and studies in class 9. She has been working with TYPF since 2012. In 2013, Huma was a leader in a project called “Aas Paas ki Saphaai” (Cleaning our surroundings), which was run in her community. Since 2014, Huma has been a Youth Leader in TYPF’s Blending Spectrum programme. She has been part of various programmes run by TYPF in her own community. She has also facilitated sessions on Life Skills with the other Youth Leaders.
Iqra is 14 years old and studies in class 9. She has been with TYPF since 2014. Before becoming a Youth Leader in 2015, Iqra was a participant in our Blending Spectrum programme. Iqra was part of the ‘Safe Cities’ mapping project where she was involved in mapping safety within and around her community.
Sahiba is 14 years old, and in Class 8. She lives in Sunder Nagar Nursery with her family. Sahiba has been part of TYPF since 2013. As a Youth Leader, Sahiba has been part of many of TYPF’s programmes. She has also run campaigns on acquiring Voter IDs, the importance of Education, and Constitutional Rights in SNN. She has also participated in a training on RTI with 35 other members of her community.
Kareena is 13 years old and lives in Sundar Nagar Nursery (SNN), an urban slum community in Nizamuddin Basti of Delhi. Kareena joined The YP Foundation’s Blending Spectrum programme in 2008 as a participant of the Life Skills Education programme. Since then, she has been part of many small interventions in the community and developed herself as a young leader actively supporting YP’s programme.
Shahid is a 10th standard student in New Delhi’s Kamla Nehru Public Higher Secondary School. He joined The YP Foundation’s, Blending Spectrum Programme in 2008. As part of Blending Spectrum, Shahid actively participated in various capacity-building workshops. He started as a participant in the Life Skills Education programme. When offered the opportunity to take up additional leadership roles in the community intervention, Shahid was one of the first to say he wanted to become a trainer leading the sessions he had attended years ago with other children and young people in the community.
TYPF Fellows, 2015-16
Jeet is a postgraduate in Political Science from DU. He joined TYPF in December 2014 and during his tenure he worked as a Peer Educator, Senior Management Team Head, Fellow and Senior Fellow. In the KYBKYR programme, he worked with more than 300 young people in 2 years. As a Fellow, his work addressed violence against gay men, called “Lets Not Talk About It”. Jeet is also a freelance writer and often writes about sexuality, gender, spaces and his travel experiences. Jeet transitioned out of TYPF in late 2016.
Megha studies Applied Psychology at DU. She joined KYBKYR as a peer educator in 2014, and then went on to become an intern and a Fellow. With TYPF Megha has worked in various locations, including schools and institutional care homes, primarily with adolescent girls. She has also overseen campaigns on Abortion Rights and LGBTQ+ issues. As an intern, she was part of the Partnerships team, and as a Fellow she handles M&E for the new batch of peer educators. Megha credits TYPF with helping her challenge her own preconceived notions, developing informed opinions, giving her a safe space to talk about 'taboo' topics.
Shirin Choudhary is a student of English Literature at St. Stephen's College. She was part of the KYBKYR programme for 2 years from 2014-16. She started as a peer educator, moved on to become part of the Senior Management Team of the programme, and also co-created the Gender Pages 'Zine as part of her Fellowship with Vanika Sharma. The Project is about the intersection and expression of gender, poetry and art. Shirin is interested in understanding gender fluidity through people's creative work. Shirin transition out of TYPF in October 2016.
Shivani is pursuing a Bachelors in Commerce from Hansraj College, DU. She has been part of the KYBKYR programme since December 2014. Working as a Peer Educator, she found herself in various locations in Delohi, including unauthorised colonies in Vasant Kunj, Old Delhi, Azadpur Mandi, and near the Yamuna. As a Fellow she worked with Jeet on “Lets Not Talk About It”, a blog detailing narratives of violence against gay men.
Suvrita is a student of psychology at IP College, DU. She has been associated with TYPF for the past two years as a volunteer, intern and as a Fellow. In KYBKYR, she has worked with young people from diverse backgrounds in Delhi and NCR. During her Fellowship, she created a curriculum around mental health and wellbeing. She has also been working with Vanika on a photo project called "Redesigned, Renovated and Refurbished" which discusses gender trangression, and regulation of bodies.
Vanika is a student of Economics at DU. She has been working with TYPF since 2014 as a Peer Educator and then as a Fellow. During her Fellowship, Vanika worked with Shirin to created an online 'zine called the Gender Pages Project, which revolves around gender, art, poetry and activism. Most importantly, however, TYPF taught her how to be okay with the fact that she's still figuring out who she is, and provided her a space to do so.
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