Active Citizenship and Governance
The project model is based on a rights-based framework that works with and for adolescents and young people through a system of community-based peer facilitation. The programme also helps raise awareness locally on nationally supported and run government policies and schemes that can lead to improved quality of lives for youth. It is built on the rationale that involving adolescents and young people in programmes that impact them, makes them accountable towards their peers and communities, thus leading to responsible citizenship.Project Co-ordinator: Reena KhatoonLocation: New Delhi
Active Citizenship and Governance is a project that engages young women in governance, increasing their awareness on access to education, health and livelihood schemes and programmes run and sponsored by the local government in New Delhi. Over a period of five months, the project will employ and train 20 young women, in two slum communities, in the National Capital Region of India (NCR), on types of formal identification that families belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) groups and minority caste groups can avail. The formal identification ensures government certification of their citizenship, income and minority status thereby increasing access to local education, health and livelihood schemes.
In the next two months, the project will also train the young women to lead 20 Self Help Groups in their communities with 200 families with low income, minority caste and religious minority background.