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Peer Educations brainstorm with participants during a university workshop.

We believe that young people communicate best through diverse mediums and that each young person has individual talents, skills and issues that they are passionate about. To ensure an inclusive model that encourages young people to realize and explore Human Rights issues in diverse and innovative ways, TYPF runs five permanent programme divisions.

Each year, up to 200 young people sign up to work as volunteers across these five programme divisions, training as peer educators and designing campaigns, community programmes, advocacy panels, research projects, peer education workshops and film festivals amongst other projects.

All programme divisions at The YP Foundation follow a common project planning, design and implementation process, described below.

Monitoring & Evaluation

One of the key tools through this is done is the Organizational Development Committee Phases or the ODC Phases at The YP Foundation. A four part evaluation system, the ODC Phases brings together all stakeholders within a programme, ranging from community stakeholders, participants, volunteers, staff members and partners. The ODC Phases are collectively responsible for developing, monitoring and building all internal capacity and the organization’s annual calendar. The four Phase Cycle runs every annual calendar. Our evaluation mechanism is a four-phase system that runs throughout the year from April to March. Each Phase is a series of brainstorming meetings that brings together all volunteers, staff members and board members from across the organization together.

  • Phase 1: Developing the Mission and Goals of the organization and its programmes for the year.
  • Phase 2: Conducting an early stage assessment and objectives alignment with all stakeholders within all programmes.
  • Phase 3: Stakeholders conduct a late stage critical review of each project and highlighting key focus areas.
  • Phase 4: Evaluating the effectiveness of the programmes conducted in the year with feedback from all stakeholders. This includes highlighting the way forward for the organization and recommendations on the basis of which the programme and the organization are evaluated.

All programmes at The YP Foundation follow a similar Annual Calendar such as the one below:

Month

Phase Details
April – May Analysis Project Brief (a project planning tool that helps young staff members heading programme divisions conceptualize and develop their ideas for the year)
May Evaluation – Phase One: Check back on conceptualization & strategic planning, before projects are opened for volunteering and begin.
June – July Design Human Rights Approach/ Issue clarification & field training
August – October Development Needs Assessments, Training & Skills Development (Volunteers Join Projects)
September Evaluation – Phase Two: Check back on the first phase of implementation, whether goals and visions of volunteers, projects and the organization are aligned. 
November – January Implementation Public Phase/ Community Outreach
December Evaluation – Phase Three: Check back on mid cycle implementation of project before it goes public to strengthen strategies for the same.
February – March Evaluation  Feedback, Documentation, Wrap Ups.
March

Evaluation – Phase Four: End of Year Analysis, Staff Evaluations, Volunteer Evaluations & Recommendations for Way Forward

To understand more about our programme divisions, click on the links below:

Life Skills, Education and Health for Children & Adolescents: Blending Spectrum

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights:  Know Your Body, Know Your Rights 

Democracy and Governance: The RTI Programme

Digital Media and Learning: The Butterfly Project

Arts Education and Artist Rights: Silhouette

5 Comments

  1. Aniruddh says:

    Fantastic initiative. I wanna take part. But I live in Mumbai.
    So how can when will this come here?

  2. The YP Foundation says:

    Hi! We do have a project that works in Maharashtra. Do email gopika@theypfoundation.org about it after August 5, 2012 and she will get back to you!

  3. Agnivesh says:

    I want to work with you. I am a post graduate student of Development Studies from NIT Rourkela.
    Do you work in Orissa or plan to work?

  4. The YP Foundation says:

    Hi, please email us at volunteer@theypfoundation.org and we’ll get back to you :)

  5. Santosh Divkar says:

    Can we do some program for Goan youth? I would like to be a part of it.

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