Youth and Children Groups

The Foundation sees an enormous potential in putting the energy, enthusiasm, talents and innovation of the youth towards serving their communities. The Foundation organizes youth and children clubs and facilitates self-development and community development programs. Today more than a 100 clubs organize camps, cleanliness and plantation drives involving everyone in the community.

Highlights

Participation of the Youth Club members has shown significant positive effects on the program management and outputs in many locations.

Youth Clubs organize community activity such as ‘Clean and Green’ programme in which they clean up roads and drainages. With Shramdan they construct roads for the village.

Community Children Councils (C-3) are formed at Delhi to ensure Children’s participation in community development process. The Council organizes various programs on education, health, environment awareness at the community level. The Council identifies school dropout children and mainstreams them.

Members of C-3 contribute significantly towards health awareness and immunization of children.

Case Study

Youth-led Community Service Activities in Seppa, Arunachal Pradesh

Youth clubs in Seppa started involving in community development activities during 2009-10. Members of these clubs initiated and implemented several activities like cleaning and repairing village roads, drainages etc. They committed their time and energy in improving the physical conditions of the community apart from organizing several cultural events. Community members lauded their services and started treating youth with a lot of respect. GMR Varalakshmi Foundation on its part is encouraging the efforts the youth by providing them with sports material, uniforms etc.

"I am feeling so good for being able to give something back to my community. In addition to benefiting the community from our activities, we ourselves are benefitted from the rich experience we gain in the process. We are being taken seriously and gaining lot of respect too..." said Tope Bam, a youth from Pachi Village, from Seppa Circle of Arunachal Pradesh.

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