What do we do?
We are conducting topic-centered programs for 3 months duration in locations across country. Each program is be themed on the local socio-economic/environmental problems such Gender Equality, Access to hands-on experiential Education, Waste Management, Alternative Sources of Energy and Sustainable Farming practices. We will travel in the ChangeMobile (upcoming eco-friendly van project) and work with the local communities to bring solutions to the problems and create mindset shift among the people.
The participants of the program are typically young people aged 15-25 years who have a strong motivation for social change.
What is our Strategy?
The strategy is to give an experience to the participants of a real world problem/need and the challenge to solve it using their capacities as individuals and in teams. The unique approach of using Human Centred Design Thinking methods to address social issues helps in bringing creative and sustainable solutions. Participants will gain insights into the issues through participatory appraisal workshops where they map the resources, lifestyles, context, social structure and problems affecting the community. This will help them in thought storming for need-based ideas for a prioritized problem with specific objective. Expressions such as visual art, streetplays, events, thought provoking videos and design of learning spaces will be used to create mindsetshift among the community.
We bring together young people from various socio-economic backgrounds, with diverse capacities/expertises. It helps in analyzing the issue from angles of people from different backgrounds.
The complete experience helps in development of life skills such as confidence, solution centred thinking, awareness about current affairs in the young participants. Simultaneously, the actions by them create the much needed awareness and positive social impact in the wider society.
- To initiate a grass root level youth led movement of positive social change in India
- To create a platform for youth to gain life skills through real world problem solving experiences.
- To unite the various efforts across the country to better the country’s socio-economical structure