Volunteering with Blending Spectrum
Dec 2010 13

Four years ago, The YP Foundation initiated a programme to help empower Delhi’s street and slum children, to provide them with skills and information to effectively deal with daily life and access their rights to health services and education. Today, Blending Spectrum, in collaboration with NGOs across Delhi is going full steam ahead. It not only aims at supporting these children, but also provides a gateway for the urban youth of Delhi to contribute their time, and to channel their efforts for this purpose.

Since 2006,  we have assisted 110 children to get formal education, and a little more. Blending Spectrum has, and continues to work towards developing Life Skills within these children. Life Skills are the ability to adapt to, and effectively deal with challenges in everyday life, as defined by WHO. They include personal, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

At present, the project works with children between the ages of 3 and 20 at two strategic locations – a Nizamuddin Basti, and the Ummeed Home for Boys at Qutub, Mehrauli.

The Ummeed Home for Boys is an all boys hostel for runaway, abandoned and orphaned children, managed by partner NGO Aman Biradari. Blending Spectrum works with the 110 children between the ages of 3 to 20 at this hostel to:

a) Inculcate life skills and raise awareness on socio cultural awareness, civic awareness and health.

b) Develop technical skills with the boys between the ages of 12 to 22 years on digital storytelling and photo essays, as a medium to express themselves and as a skill to increase employement opportunity.

Our basic requirements for volunteering are that you:

  1. Can travel to Qutub Minar
  2. Are comfortable working between 6-8pm in the evening for 3 days a week
  3. Can give 12 – 15 hours a week
  4. Can give us a minimum 3 month commitment starting December to March
  5. Can attend team training and meetings in South Delhi

If you fit the above criteria, and can give us your valuable time, please do apply and help our cause!

The Induction and Orientation are happening on :

Induction: 18th December, 2010 – 2.30 to 4.30 pm

Orientation: 19th December, 2010- 11 am to 5 pm

(It is mandatory to attend both the events to clear the induction process)

At the Bluebells School International, Opposite Lady Sri Ram College , Kailash Colony, New Delhi

Register at: ipsita@theypfoundation.org

For Further Queries: +91 9711198336/011-46792243

Also, check out the Facebook event for the induction to this project

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