My name is Vironica Joncy and I work as a Community and School Aggregator in Mumbai. I did my two year teaching fellowship in Govandi from 2016 and chose to continue with same community to help them out and create much more impact. I focus my work in bridging the gap between school and community by creating resource projects. I have been working on my own projects up that revolve around one of the largest illegal settlements in Asia. I work in the under resourced spaces of Govandi help them create small things with great love and thus uplift the quality in the community in long term.
I believe that every individual can learn themselves given the opportunities, platforms and resources. The hole-in-the-wall approach demonstrates the same. International Youth Forum brings world class resources to the potential people, most of them representing an under-resourced community for the children and youth. The Summit will be able to support my leadership development through encouraging me to use the knowledge they’ve gained exploring the community, resources and interacting with other participants. This is the sole reason of applying to this conference. I believe as a global platform with people from several backgrounds will help me build effective networks and share my ideas to learn more and grow.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FORUM 2018
The cross-cutting theme for IYF 2018 is “Partnering with the Youth to achieve SDGs: Moving from policy to action‟. IYF 2018 will facilitate a process that strengthens effective youth participation in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various global issues of human rights and development. The International Youth Forum on Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals 2018 will take place from 17th –18th August 2018 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
It brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences on different issues, detect common preoccupations and to develop realistic action plans to rebuild communities that meet the needs and aspirations of young people.
The youth forum is expected to bring together about two hundred participants of diverse background and knowledge from the different parts of the world. The interactive panel discussions and workshops will be introduced during the event and participants will directly engage in dialogues to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals.
WHY DO I NEED THE FUNDS?
The application and selection process happened in a window of two weeks; hence I do face the constraints to raise funds for this conference. This campaign would help me to reach out to raise funds from the most understanding people around me. The total expense of conference is INR 35000 (registration & travel). As I work with underprivileged communities in Mumbai, to have an expense of INR 35000 is a little difficult for me to manage, travel along with registration. I am optimistic that there are people out there who shall help me out on this. Hence I am seeking help to meet the expenses. Realizing the situation International Youth forum has provided a recommendation for funds and I am enclosing the same here.
WHY INVEST IN ME?
I'm working for the community that you and I belong to. To make changes socially, give economic boost to our community and the people related to us. I am building a healthy, sustainable community for the betterment and to encourage students and community members to build their life up. I believe that empowered teachers, parents and the system, prepare students and equip youth with the skills necessary for self-reliance and self-determination for their future. Lack of innovative teaching frameworks, multidimensional approaches, well-trained teachers, Government support, effective skill building and holistic personality development are a few of the many challenges we face in our communities. My goal is to create that space where everyone has equal opportunities by empowering students to make the most of their talent, preparing educators to transform teaching, Parents to be lifelong mentors and skilling youth to be self-reliant. My focus is to deliver solutions that address the multiple challenges around quality and learning faced by learners, service providers and Government. I am visionary about the growth.
Support me to attend this conference which would open a door to do much more for my community and students. If you could donate something to make this opportunity happen, even the smallest amount helps!