Community connect fellowships
46% of
India’s
population
is youth
Leadership
skills needed
for
employability
Civic
engagement
amongst
youth is
essential
...
SLP is a methodology to channelize
youth energy for a better city
From goal of National Youth Policy 2012
5.2.9 Instill an...
The Community connect fellowship builds 50
exceptional civic leaders to solve a city-level problem
Outreach
to colleges
A ...
Extensive research has been taken up
to identify issue to work on
We interacted with
various groups
-NGOs (Praja, Agni)
-B...
We will involve all concerned groups to
make concrete change happen
NGO Partners
Already working in the space for several ...
This will create citizen action and develop
youth leadership at the same time
- Deeper understanding of self, goals and ta...
Timelines
20 July Deadline for applications (Prog.
Officers to nominate upto 5
high potential student leaders
27 July Orie...
“Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an
attitude t...
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Nss fellowship presentation final

  1. 1. Community connect fellowships
  2. 2. 46% of India’s population is youth Leadership skills needed for employability Civic engagement amongst youth is essential Academically focused career agendas Use ‘Service Learning’ to deliver leadership education Effectiveness established by academia and used globally How do we address all 3 needs simulteneously? 1 2 3 India has a large youth population that needs leadership, civic engagement and career growth
  3. 3. SLP is a methodology to channelize youth energy for a better city From goal of National Youth Policy 2012 5.2.9 Instill and nurture a spirit of volunteerism among the youth; develop their competencies in various areas of social development; and extend opportunities to enable them to contribute productively to the welfare of their communities Engages youth inRecognized by - NSS 3.2 million students on its roll across 298 Universities all over the country.
  4. 4. The Community connect fellowship builds 50 exceptional civic leaders to solve a city-level problem Outreach to colleges A 1 year training program Extended outreach to NSS Units Closing with reflection & celebration And an alumni pool Having run SLP for 10 NSS college units And all Mumbai unit heads gives us a network • Visits + Emails + Posters • Application process + rubric Closing boot camp • Experience sharing • Reflecting on personal lessons learnt • Evaluating social impact 3 day BOOT CAMP Ongoing leadership development Nurturing leaders program Pool of trainers 50 High Potential students Weekly skill building sessions • Build an in-depth understanding of civic engagement • Follow up on projects • Develop other professional skills Vision Self Knowledge Integrity Service Mobilization creating a 20x impact = 1000+ students Civic Education Focussed action on a single civic issue Create concrete measurable change
  5. 5. Extensive research has been taken up to identify issue to work on We interacted with various groups -NGOs (Praja, Agni) -BMC Administration -Corporations -Domain experts -Youth To identify an issue that can be successfully and measurably be solved by 50 fellows and 1500 young people Reforming the complaint management system is the most likely project Complaint Management Development Plan Discussions Garbage Segregation Police-friendliness Kindness driven city Partnerships Systemic Concrete Change        ? n.a 
  6. 6. We will involve all concerned groups to make concrete change happen NGO Partners Already working in the space for several years Experts/Facilitators for domain skills Access to research data Providing connections to fellows Alliances to raise funds GOVERNMENT Get pre-buy in from BMC to ensure success of approach Set expectations of changes demanded in advance Share limelight for success : position as an ally DONORS Funding for program administration Facilitators for professional skills CEO interactions Venue/in kind sponsorship Provide placement/job opportunities to the fellows NSS + Colleges Provide access for outreach Recognize SLP as an activity on campus Benefit from on-campus action Involvement of NSS Unit Heads / Professors Complements curriculum – syllabus integration BLUE RIBBON + FELLOWS Co-ordinates and delivers the project Learn + Contribute Make NSS a sought-after program and improve college reputation Pioneer a city- changing initiative Access on- ground support for advocacy Promote a progressive pro-youth image
  7. 7. This will create citizen action and develop youth leadership at the same time - Deeper understanding of self, goals and talents - Experience of ‘Leading’ : application of concepts - Learning to make and honor commitments - Nuanced understanding of social issues - Social Contribution & long term social engagement - Youth driven social change : projects - Curriculum integration : marks for SLP - Reforming youth volunteering : inputs to NSS - Policy level changes : Partnership with Bombay First - BRM Family : Lobby group for positive change Individual Impact : Fellow as a role-model Social Impact : Youth solving a city issue Measured by Completion Rates, Feedback Forms, Testimonials, Self Evaluation (Leadership Ladder), Post SLP engagement, Repeat Participation Measured by project specific metrics (eg. no. of people reached) , documentation submitted, press releases. Policy level impacts yet to be evaluated Sanchit Sharma SLP -> Young India Fellowship -> Indicorps (Yr 2) “…enjoyed the program… developed clarity in my thought process … the concepts I learnt are helping me in my fellowship…” Manu Singh & Sunny Chheda Engineers & MBA aspirants Completed SLP in Sept 2012 Now facilitators for SLP Eg: Civic Engagement projects that have mobilized voters during BMC Elections in Feb 2012
  8. 8. Timelines 20 July Deadline for applications (Prog. Officers to nominate upto 5 high potential student leaders 27 July Orientation and interviews 2,3 and 4 August Opening Bootcamp Mar-Apr Closing Bootcamp
  9. 9. “Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress” - Mahatma Gandhi The Blue Ribbon Movement has pioneered Leadership Education through large-scale service learning programs. In just two years, our flagship Social Leaders Program has reached over 2000 students. We have also initiated the South Asian Youth Conference (SAYC) which brings together leaders from South Asia to build a coalition focused on Peace. With the motto of ‘Together We are Stronger’, BRM strives to develop leaders who collectively lead a transition into the new world. Contact person: Sunny Chheda | Email: sunny.chheda@brmworld.org | 9920310341 Website: www.nssccf.brmworld.org FB: www.facebook.com/blueribbonmovement

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