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Help set up a youth community centre in Shivaji Nagar, Mumbai

Overview:
The Next Page will be a youth community centre in Shivaji Nagar, Govandi. It will serve as a hub for the youth of Shivaji Nagar and surrounding areas, promoting their personal growth and leadership qualities. It will also focus on community building by fostering meaningful interactions amongst the youth of the area.

Our Story:
Anoop as a TFI fellowHi! I'm Anoop Parik and I began working in Shivaji Nagar as a Teach for India Fellow in 2011. At the end of my fellowship, I continued working as a school teacher at Shree Geeta Vidyalaya. (You can read a little more about my experiences by clicking here, here, and here.)

As a teacher, I watched my students grow from little children into young men and women who were getting ready to face the world beyond school.
Anoop with students in 2019
While I had the good fortune of seeing many of them take control of their journey towards their aspirations, I also saw the obstacles that stood in their way, as they navigated the difficulties of growing up in one of Mumbai's least-developed communities.

I could also see that some of my students had, in particular, already discovered an independent voice and stood apart from their peers because of their passion towards certain ideas and activities.Students like Maviya, Ariza, Adnan, and Ruksar, made me think more about what had helped them stand out from their peers.

At the same time, my experiences with helping run the Foxpassers Football Club showed me how a positive and safe environment could help build a community of youth leaders. (Read more about our work towards helping girls in the community play football)


All of this together planted the seed for The Next Page.

The youth of the community are often faced with a highly problematic atmosphere where gender-violence, juvenile crime, and substance abuse are rampant. An environment that values learning, creativity, and knowledge will provide them with a safe space that also pushes them to become thoughtful citizens who give back to the community.

Our Idea:
At the core of The Next Page will be a library and reading room. This space will also serve as a venue for hosting educational events related to art, cinema, photography, music, and science. Along with these activities, the centre will also manage the Foxpassers Football Club.

The main elements of The Next Page will be:
  • A library and reading room for all students in the community
  • An activity centre, which will host events related art and science in partnership with different organisations
  • A youth football club that will help teach values through sports
The Next Page will work closely with young people from the area, both as volunteers and part-time employees.
The Next Page Student Volunteers
Foxpassers Football Club Managers(Above: TNP Volunteers and Football Managers)

You can read about the project in more detail by clicking here.

Our Plan:
The centre aims to begin operations through crowd-funding and donors. Once fully-functional, we will look to register the organisation and obtain institutional funding along with creating a self-sustaining model through membership fees. The expense breakdown for the centre is given below.
TNP FinancesThank you for taking the time to learn more about this idea.
We hope that you will be able to help us reach our fundraising goal and give the youth of Shivaji Nagar to discover the true potential that lies hidden within each one of them.

If you have further questions about our project or donations, please write to nextpagecentre@gmail.com or contact Anoop on +91-9167736758.
Ask for an update
28th December 2019
Hi everyone,

Greetings from The Next Page. We are busy finishing up with the set up of the centre and hope to be fully functional from 1st January. We will upload more photos of the centre over the next few days as we finalise everything.

Thank you again for your support and have a great weekend!
Hi everyone,

Greetings from The Next Page. We are busy finishing up with the set up of the centre and hope to be fully functional from 1st January. We will upload more photos of the centre over the next few days as we finalise everything.

Thank you again for your support and have a great weekend!
7th December 2019
We are happy to let you know that thanks to your support we are ready to move into our new home this weekend!

We have finalised the space and are ready to start setting up The Next Page, with our Youth Community Leaders and Volunteers ready for a busy weekend of cleaning up the new space, setting up the space, and moving and labeling books.

More updates to come soon. As always, please write to us for any details or ideas. Have a greet weekend!
We are happy to let you know that thanks to your support we are ready to move into our new home this weekend!

We have finalised the space and are ready to start setting up The Next Page, with our Youth Community Leaders and Volunteers ready for a busy weekend of cleaning up the new space, setting up the space, and moving and labeling books.

More updates to come soon. As always, please write to us for any details or ideas. Have a greet weekend!
26th November 2019
We are just four days away from the end of our fundraising and are moving closer to making The Next Page a reality. Our book collection keeps growing and our Youth Community Leaders -Shweta and Ruksar - are busy cataloguing and sorting the books.


We have also finalised a space for the centre -- a cosy three-storey house in Shivaji Nagar and are in the process of finalising the lease agreement. We hope to have the formalities completed this week, after which we will get into decorating the space with the help of our student volunteers.

Once again, thank you very much for our support and do continue sharing in your circles/reminding others about helping set up The Next Page.

We are just four days away from the end of our fundraising and are moving closer to making The Next Page a reality. Our book collection keeps growing and our Youth Community Leaders -Shweta and Ruksar - are busy cataloguing and sorting the books.


We have also finalised a space for the centre -- a cosy three-storey house in Shivaji Nagar and are in the process of finalising the lease agreement. We hope to have the formalities completed this week, after which we will get into decorating the space with the help of our student volunteers.

Once again, thank you very much for our support and do continue sharing in your circles/reminding others about helping set up The Next Page.

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Rs.588,325 raised

Goal: Rs.1,120,000

Beneficiary: Anoop Parik info_outline

Supporters (77)

SW
Shristi donated Rs.5,000

We love the next page

RB
Radhika donated Rs.2,500
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.1,318.35

Matching payment towards GP’s contribution

G
GP donated £100
MI
Milaap Impact Partner donated Rs.1,318.35

Matching payment towards Rohit’s contribution

RS
Rohit donated £100

Anoop - all the best on your worthy venture. Rohit S