Who am I?
“The YP Foundation is a collective of 8 years of histories of young people who have lived and worked in Delhi and have engaged with different aspects of the city at different points and times. Seldom does one find an institution to work in, where the development of the people in the organization is paramount to the work it does.
- Pallavi Kaushal, 23 years old, Staff Member, The YP Foundation
Well, professionally, I am the Volunteer Manager at The YP Foundation (TYPF), personally, I can place myself as a young person living in Delhi, working in the development sector and attempting to decipher her own politics on issues and non-issues alike.
This June, I complete one-year of working with TYPF. The past 12 months have been anything but routine and mundane. That’s the thing about this organization, not a single day is the same, not a single conversation is the same and more than anything else, you’re not the same.
What is The YP Foundation? It’s a youth led and run non-profit in New Delhi, India that develops young people’s leadership skills to take action on issues that young people are passionate about. Founded in 2002, the organization supports young people between the ages of 13 and 28 to conceptualize and implement community based projects that challenge stereotypes, forge sustainable partnerships and promote the uninhibited expression of young people.
Let’s break that down. It’s a space where young people like me debate, get involved, get creative, explore new ideas, implement our convictions and claim a stake in processes of governance, mental health and sexual-reproductive rights. It’s a platform where we explore conventional and unconventional ideas of providing access to young people to the performing arts industry; it’s also a place where you are able to learn and hone your skills with filmmaking. Finally, it’s a process, where the means are as, if not more important, than the end, where we understand human rights and its relevance in our personal lives. It’s a place where having differing perspectives from your peers and colleagues are a GOOD thing.
Understanding how to work through the dissonance that emerges from so many young people working across multiple movements, finding solidarity and learning to work together, is a core part of what this organization does for and with young people.
The YP Foundation is all of the above and everything you want it to be. It’s a collective of 8 years of histories of young people who have lived in Delhi and have engaged with different aspects of the city and different points of times. Seldom does one find an institution to work in where the development of the people is paramount to the work it produces.
As the organization moves into a new year it’s looking for passionate and committed young professionals (read: young people between the ages of 13-28) to take forward the aspirations of young people who have worked for TYPF over the past 8 years
If you feel that this is the place for you, apply! If you know someone who you think should apply, let them know we are hiring. J We need your help to spread the word.
The YP Foundation is an organization that challenges who you are and questions your self-defined limits. The question is are you ready for the ride?
Head – Volunteer Management System
The YP Foundation
To apply, download 3 forms, the Management Positions Profiles, the Programme Divisions Profiles that will tell you more about the positions available and the Staff Application Form that you need to submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.