Vayam- A Comprehensive Youth Development Project | Milaap

Vayam- A Comprehensive Youth Development Project

Hello, Namaste, Satshriakal and Adab friends,

My name is Ankush and I have more than 11 years of experience across sectors including Rural Development, Development Consulting and Information Technology. I am a Chevening Scholar and have just finished my masters from Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. I was a Prime Minister Rural Development Fellow and have worked in insurgency affected areas of Bihar and Meghalaya for three years.

It was in 2012 that I left a hefty pay package offer in the United States and a corporate job to listen to my true calling and join rural development. In 2019, I intend to take another plunge and work on a model that I feel passionate about and believe is the need of the hour.

We are going to start a project called ‘Vayam’ that will work with adolescents and youth in less developed central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Vayam is a sanskrit word that means ‘we’  which, I believe, is the essence of any transformational change.
Vayam is a comprehensive youth engagement and development programme that would-
  • Work with 900-1000 youth from 200 villages spread across Seoni district of MP to facilitate their self-exploration journey
  • It would also help them identify and achieve their career through handholding support provided by the organisation and partners network
  • The time of association with youth would also be used to expose them to socio-political realities of diversity, peace, justice, citizenship, gender equality and respect for human rights to enthuse community orientation.
  • The Project would make youth experience accountability tools like RTI, Social Audits and development tools like micro-planning, direct democracy among others
Vayam will also conduct short-term programmes and long-term fellowships to enable individuals from other districts to take up youth centric efforts in their own communities.

We believe that the intervention will create economically successful and socially responsible citizens. Having achieved success and being socially aware, they’ll act as influencers in their own communities and will ensure social, administrative and political accountability.

But this would not be possible without your help. Your generosity will drive this initiative for coming years and will establish a strong youth development model that can change the way we look at youth and development. Please contribute to make it a success.
Ask for an update
4th February 2019
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for helping us reach here!
Based on requests from our friends, we are extending the funding target and days of campaign to help us to work more and achieve more. Please keep sharing the campaign.
Please keep supporting :)
Dear Supporters,
Thank you all for helping us reach here!
Based on requests from our friends, we are extending the funding target and days of campaign to help us to work more and achieve more. Please keep sharing the campaign.
Please keep supporting :)
26th January 2019
The appreciation and support that I received through Facebook shares, comments, likes and of course monetary contributions will take me a long way.

As, we are looking for CSR funding and corporate grants, I have limited the crowdfunding target to 1lakh that would form the basic capital of the effort.

Thank you everyone for all the love and support. Hope to reach this mark before we end this campaign :)

Ankush
The appreciation and support that I received through Facebook shares, comments, likes and of course monetary contributions will take me a long way.

As, we are looking for CSR funding and corporate grants, I have limited the crowdfunding target to 1lakh that would form the basic capital of the effort.

Thank you everyone for all the love and support. Hope to reach this mark before we end this campaign :)

Ankush
Content Disclaimer: The facts and opinions, expressed in this fundraiser page are those of the campaign organiser or users, and not Milaap.
Rs.123,611 raised

Goal: Rs.500,000

Beneficiary: Ankush Singh info_outline

Supporters (50)

A
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
A
Ahaan donated Rs.9,000

Ahaan's Birthday

KG
Kuldeep donated Rs.3,000
RC
Rajkiran donated Rs.2,500

Keep going Ankush !

SK
Shrish donated Rs.2,000
B
Bhasha donated Rs.500

All the best for good work...