Workshop with Adolescent Girls

YUVA Urban held a 2-day Workshop with Adolescent Girls organized at Buddhavihar, Patel Nagar. Participated by 25 girls from the communities where YUVA Urban works, the Workshop with Adolescent Girls was organized with the objective of making the girls aware of their physical and psychological changes during the adolescent age. The workshop also introduced concepts and issues of gender discrimination. Held on 21-22 April 2012, the workshop was facilitated by Ms. Daivshala Giri. She covered topics like body mapping, gender discrimination issues and girl’s self-development.

Exposure Visit (Phansad Abhayaranya)

On 12 April 2012, an exposure visit for youth was organized by YUVA Urban to raise awareness on animal rights. A total of 19 youth participants visited Phansad Abhayaranya, Malegoan. Raigad. A festival on the safety of vultures was being held. The youth got information on the importance of vultures and their significant role in the environment and ecosystem.

Dancing Feet: Brazil Dance

With the objective and theme to “Dance for Self-Development”, the event was  organized with youth at YUVA Center, Kharghar. Around 17 youth from communities YUVA Urban works at have  participated in the event. The process was facilitated by Mr. Rajesh Hiware, Abhiwyakti. Nashik. Theyouth participants who participated have fed back that they enjoyed the process a lot as it was based on dance. They also expressed that this helped in building the ‘We Feeling’ within the group.

Yuva Chetana Workshop

To raise awareness among youth on Government systems and schemes related to them, YUVA Urban organized the Yuva Chetana Workshop on 15 April 2012. Held at YUVA Centre in Kharghar, around 14 youth from Garib Nagar, Patel Nagar and Pipeline who participated in this process. Mr. Anil Ingale, from the YUVA Information Resource Centre, served as the resource person for the workshop. He provided brief and very useful information on youth schemes and systems that can be approached by the youth.

The Yuva Chetana Workshop resulted in youth from communities to approach the ward office at Bandra East for their community issues like sanitation, licenses to start small scale businesses, birth certificates etc.

Sticker Campaign on Issue of Child Labor

YUVA Urban organized a sticker campaign on 31 April-1 May 2012 in three communities of Bandra. Launched in Garib Nagar, Patel Nagar and Pipeline, the campaign has the objective of creating awareness on Child Labour issues. Through this campaign, the Child Righs team has reached out to every family in these communities.

National Workshop on Social Security and the Right to Work

On the 8th of April, YUVA along with the Social Security Now Campaign, organized a National Workshop on Social Security and the Right to Work in Delhi. There was a discussion on the social security act, its current status and future plan. Mr J John, Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, Rajesh Upadhyay, and Shaktiman Ghosh were the resource persons at this event. A plan was made to strengthen the SSN campaign and make it more independent. A core committee was also formed with the leaders of mass-based organizations.