Chai, Charcha… and Change
The Youth Collective, a newly formed collective focusing on promoting involvement of youth in social change, is looking for young people to initiate and be part of the ‘Commutiny‘.
Commutiny is a year-long fellowship programme offered by The Youth Collective to support young people strengthen their passion for creating a better world, ignite change within their own selves and lead social change on their own terms.
As a Commutiny Fellow, young people will gain platforms to question, understand and explore complex social issues and analyse their effects on human and natural worlds. They will gain opportunities to work closely with other young people who have similar passions and be navigated by leaders in the social sector and other fields.
Communtiny Fellows will also avail of a year-long financial support (between May 2008 and April 2009) to implement a social change initiative that they are passionate about.
The Collective is encouraging young people who have already been making a difference in their communities and young people/youth groups with ideas of change initiatives that address issues of particular concern to the young to apply.
Who Can Apply
A: YOUNG PERSONS between ages 20-27,
- who have a deep interest to get engaged in social change processes
- who already have experience of setting up or being involved in a social change project or have volunteering experience
- who have already demonstrated social change initiative/s on the ground.
B: YOUTH GROUPS (where members are between 20-27 years of age), which are already making a contribution towards social, environmental and development problems and issues that face their communities, their country or the wider world.
C: WORKING PEOPLE between 20 and 27 years, who have been nominated by the voluntary organisations where they are working.
All applicants must have:
- proficiency in Hindi or English
- ability to commit 1 year for fellowship work
- openness to learn
- ability to ‘walk their talk’
- spirit of collaboration
- intent to dialogue
- appreciation of the principles of diversity and non-violence
- commitment of the head, heart and hands to issues of social concern
Last Date for applying: December 15th, 2007
For more information, contact
Durba Ghose / Ashraf Patel
Pravah, 2nd Floor, C-24B, Kalkaji,
New Delhi 110019