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