TYPF’s Programme Model

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 six permanent programme divisions.

Each year, up to 300 young people sign up to work as volunteers across these six 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 six programme divisions at The YP Foundation follow a common project model, implemented across three strategies of developing programmatic work that build:

Awareness and Advocacy: Young people’s work with Gender, Sexuality, Health & Rights, Peer Pressure and Mental Health, Life Skills and Education, Healthcare and Governance and Accountability (focusing on the implementation of The Right to Information Act in India).

Community Based Partnerships: TYPF works primarily in the National Capital Region (NCR) and works with youth led groups with partnerships at national, regional and international levels. We have collaborated with youth groups and young activists from 13 states across India, including Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kashmir, Nagaland, Gujarat and Bihar. TYPF has supported 250 slum and street children across two locations in New Delhi and partners with Today’s Youth Asia in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Communication & Skills Development: TYPF trains young people to develop their communication and technical skills, and skill to work with film, literature and to build and support platforms for independent music in India.

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

Month Phase Details
April – May Analysis Project Planning and Conceptualization.
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 6 programme divisions, click on the links below:

VOICES – The School Project
(Focus Area: Adolescents/ Peer Pressure and Mental Health)

Know Your Body, Know Your Rights
(Focus Area: Peer Education / Understanding Gender, Health, Sexuality, Rights and HIV/AIDS)

The Right to Information Programme
(Focus Area: Governance, Accountability, Citizenship)

Blending Spectrum
(Focus Area: Healthcare, Education, Life Skills for Urban Street and Slum Children)

The Butterfly Project
(Focus Area: Human Rights, Film and Literature)

(Focus Area: Enabling the Arts/ Promoting, Protecting and Producing Independent Music in India)


  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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