YIN is a platform for the youth that aims to foster their knowledge, information, understanding of their rights and responsibilities and roles in a participative process so as to turn them into important pillars of the society. This would lead to their inclusion in future Programmes and actions targeted at their group.
Why this initiative?
We realized at the recent launch of YIN that the youth have tremendous energy. The youth are focused on their careers and goals and also on creating social change.
YIN members have already begun connecting with each other on social media.
This initiative aims to provide a platform for the youth to articulate and implement their ideas on the ground
Nature of the initiative
The youth could suggest ideas which could make their immediate surroundings a better place. These ideas could include having clean toilets in colleges, assisting the traffic police, conducting energy audits and so on.
The youth suggesting the ideas must also implement them on the ground. SEVEN of the most implementable ideas will be selected. These ideas will be presented to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister, leaders of various political parties, entrepreneurs and representatives of NGOs. These leaders will be encouraged to suggest action programmes for the youth.
This action plan will be related to the process of changes in the country. From October 15th, Sakal Media Group will organise a programme highlighting these ideas.
While some of the selected ideas will be published, others will be uploaded on the YIN website (http://www.yinforchange.org) Only YIN members will be eligible to participate in this initiative.
Role of Sakal Media Group
College youth can intimate their innovative ideas to the Sakal Media Group.
The Sakal Media Group will be transforming Ideas for youth and provide a forum to convert these ideas into reality. Any innovative idea which is implementable is welcome.
Society's role is important
Society’s contribution in giving shape to the ideas of college students and financially supporting them will be welcomed.
If you are no longer a student, but want to contribute by assisting the youth, visit http://www.yinforchange.org or contact our Call Centre at 9225800800.
There will be change
The Sakal Media Group through its ‘Maharashtra’s Expectations’ initiative had sought the people’s developmental concerns. Accordingly, water emerged as the key area of concern and we have begun work on the same in right earnest.
If YIN members utilize the Sakal Media Group forum for social initiatives, the society will support you too and a strong network will emerge out of this. Participation of YIN members will enable them to enhance their career paths, gain confidence and acquire new skills and benefit society.
YIN provides students a unique opportunity of exposure and experiential learning by participating in live projects and programmes that have direct outcomes in the transformation of their communities at the state, national and international levels. This is achieved through the mechanism of YIN Forums.
YIN Forum is a group of around 15 college students that come together and participate in various projects and programmes to achieve community level outcomes. The forum mechanism allows the students to meet in a formal environment where ideas are encouraged, consensus is reached and stakeholders are identified for each project. The students have the freedom to choose projects/activities/advocacy drives which have a Trans formative impact on society at large. The concept of Forums has been adapted from the concept of YPO, which has helped diverse groups of CEOs from across the world to achieve success.
Working through YIN forums, members get access to opportunities and pathways for personal, professional and societal growth.
“A YIN forum is characterized by the following attributes: Confidentiality, Commitment, Protocol, Leadership and Values.”