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Localising UN Youth Strategy 2030

Localising UN Youth Strategy 2030 – is a discussion comes consultation for issues facing by Puducherry youth. TYCL has organised the program on Feb 16, 2019. Registration was opened in online over a week of time. We have received 25 registration from diverse group. Around 40 members were participated which includes college students, social workers, transgender and public. The program has created a platform to pull out the issues facing by youth in Pondicherry and to collect suggested/recommended solutions are given by youth from different groups.

On 3 February 2019, the monthly planning and review meeting was held at TYCL office (First Sunday of every month, there will be monthly review and planning meet for the volunteers of TYCL to review previous month activities and to plan for current month activities). 15 members were attended the meeting which was facilitated by Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan. As per our regular flow, we started the meeting with self introduction followed by reflection (discussion about any social topics) on the topic of “Constitution of reservation”. That was a healthy discussion for 30 minutes and concluded by Dr. Siva Mathiyazhagan (Founder of TYCL), that is “There is many discrepancies and unfair conditions in the new judgement result. The result will affects the common accessibilities of backward class people which will easily utilise by forward classes where the accessibility of common resource will determine the effective revolution towards development”.
After, monthly review and planning for the projects/process has begins.
1. Mr. Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) shared their updates:
– Conducting regular micro meetings with volunteers
– Five new volunteers showed interest towards the project
– Maintaining constant work flow
– Need in volunteer to teach athiyan community children
– Need in donors to cover the fellowship expenses
2. Mr. Francis (Youth Helpline fellow) said that
– Planning to conduct a state youth consultation meeting on 13 th February 2019 at Sri Aurobindo society
– 7 calls(4 females, 2 male) arrived for Youth Helpline, in that one was benefitted and 5 in progress
– Planning to maintain the stable process and review eventually
– Mr Rasaiya has officially joined in Youth Helpline
3. Ms. Kamali(Harvesting Youth Leadership) has updated the status of HYL that 65 people attended the session, many people had showed their interest and gave commitment for upcoming events and event was completed successfully. The coordinators are requested to add all the new members in the new group accordingly.
4. Ms. Sindhuja ( Jeithu Katuvom) said that the Carrer Guidance session completed for the students of Thanthai Periyar Government Girls Hr. Sec School. And planning the next session to the students in this month.
5. Mr. Saravanan (Eco system based leadership) updated that, new members were introduced in Eco System Chart and there were discussions going within the team based on it.

At last, meet came to end and volunteers shared their gratitude and next meet will be on 3rd March 2019.

Jeithu Katuvom is a motivational program for 11th and 12th class students of Thanthai Periyar Government Girls Higher Secondary School. The program was organised by TYCL and Mughil Social Welfare Organisation. Volunteers of TYCL and Mughil were facilitated the program by sharing real life experience on facing public exams along with inspiring stories, motivational talk and discussion. Around 300 students were participated in the interactive session. 10 volunteers were participated which included 5 speakers. Also the speakers has delivered the techniques for facing public exam, carrier opportunities, metal health and personal hygiene.

TYCL has organised a two days workshop of Harvesting Youth Leadership on “Towards Youth-Led Social Inclusion” at Pudhuvai Tamil Sangam. It is open house invitation for youngsters in Pondicherry. Around 150 people were registered. As per limit 100 were invited and 75 members were participated. The purpose of the program is to harvest Puducherry youth for social change. The workshop includes following session:
– Gender Based Inclusion – Ms.Shethal, SCOHD Society
– Inclusive Volunteerism – Mr.Kathikeyan, Founder, Sristi Village.
– Role of youth in Environment – Mr. Bharathi Kannan, Environmental Activist
– Community & Reservation – Dr.Siva Mathiyazhagan

After, the day two was followed by TYCL volunteers and beneficiaries experience sharing session. TYCL projects / programs were presented by respective co-ordinators. And the interested participants has joined the existing team of the project / programs.

The entire 2 days was facilitated by TYCL and team. No fees charged for workshop as well as lunch and snacks. Interesting fact is 67 participants has turned up for day 2. It has motivated us to work along with socially responsible youth.

On 6 January 2019, as this is the first month of New Year the monthly planning and reviewmeeting was held with more excitements at TYCL office (First Sunday of every month, there will be monthly review and planning meet for volunteers at Trust for Youth and Child Leadership office to review last month activities and plan for current month activities). 9 members were attended the meeting. Mr. Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) facilitated the entire meeting.
Since we passed 2018, we started the meeting with self reflection (sharing our self reflection towards a previous year). Then, the meeting was turned to review and planning. The respective coordinators to the above projects gave their December month updates, activities planned to do in current month.

1. Mr.Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) updated that
– Presented a paper at Gujarat Paper Presentation and get positive response,
appreciations from chair persons.
– Completed awareness program about Harvesting Youth Leadership at Perunthalaivar
School.
– Awareness program for NSS Students at Christ Institute of Technology.
– RTI database received from Police department
– RTI database received from Health department in Mahe and Yenam
– 16 Calls(7 female and 6 male) arrived for Youth Helpline, in that 5 are benefitted and 11 in
process.
– Need volunteers to collect data from hospitals.
2. Mr. Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) shared their updates that need a volunteer to map the child,
one child dropped out from the project, reviews are collected from volunteer about the
status of all the child and planned to conduct the meeting this month.

3. Mr.Francis shared about the Jeithu Kattuvom program plan for students of Thanthai Periyar GGHSS on January 26.

4. Ms.Kamali(Co-ordinator HYL) has updated about Harvesting Youth Leadership 2019. Venue, resource and date are confirmed. And so far received 54 registration. Also has been prepared.

5. Mr.Saravanan(Co-ordinator Human Rights day) updated about Special Panel Discussion on “70th year of Universal Declaration of Human Rights”. The discussion was Broadcasted on TYCL Facebook page and telecasted in LifeStyle Media TV Channel.

At last, we wind up the meeting with gratitude practice and next meet will be on 3th February 2019.

On 22th December 2018, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan(NYKS) team made field visit to TYCL office at Puducherry. 31 district co-ordinators of NKYKS has participated the experience sharing session in TYCL office. It was 2 hours of discussion. Mr.Suresh (TYCL Administrator) has facilitated the session and also gave introduction about TYCL. Mr.Francis kulandai Raj(Puducherry Helpline Fellow) has shared about projects of TYCL. And Dr.Siva Mathiyazhagan(Founder, TYCL) has connected virtually, shared his experience and also answered the questions raised by the NKYS team.

Mr.Francis Kulandai Raj(Puducherry Helpline Fellow), Presented a research paper on “Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy: Key Learnings from Puducherry Youth Helpline” at the National Conference on Suicide and Self-Harm held at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. A very Proud moment and highly appreciated by panelists. Our Sincere gratitude to “Mr. and Mrs. Krishna and their extended family” & Aditi Sriram(Puducherry Youth Helpline Donor) for their continuous encouragement and support.

On 10 December we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). While the declaration has established enduring human rights principles for everyone, everywhere and has become a central guiding force for the United Nations, the full reach and scope of its impact is often overlooked – or taken for granted.

On 8th December 2018, TYCL has organised a panel discussion on HUMAN RIGHTS for 70th Anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at EAT MY CAKE, Puducherry. It was a 4 member panel of human rights stakeholders from different department. The discussion was facilitated by Mr.G.Rasaiya(N’KaNa Fellow). And the panelists are

  • Ms.Rachna Singh PPS, Superintendent of Police
  • Dr.Vidyaa Ramkumar, Chairperson District Local Committee, Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Government of Puducherry
  • Ms.Bindu Modi, President, Satya Special School
  • Ms.Lakshya, Crisis Co-ordinator, Sahodaron

The panel discussion took 1 hour 45 minutes and panelists has discussed the human rights in Puducherry on following aspects:

  • 1.Impact of 70 Years of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 2.Three Key issues on Human Rights
  • 3.Existing policy for the key issues
  • 4.Required mechanism for the key issues
  • 5.Role of youth in Human Rights
  • 6.Strategies for ensuring Human Rights

The discussion panel was broadcasted on 10th December 2018 in Facebook Channel And telecasted in LifeStyleMedia TV channel on 17th December 2018.

On 2nd December 2018, the monthly planning and review meeting for the month of November was held at TYCL office (First Sunday of every month, there will be monthly review and planning meet for volunteers at Trust for Youth and Child Leadership office to review last month activities and plan for current month activities). 11 members were attended the meeting. Mr.Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) facilitated the entire meeting.

As per our regular flow, we started the meeting with reflection (discussion about any social cause) on the topic of “Why there is a deviation of focus between rural and urban areas during natural disaster and what is the role of media”. That was the very interactive and informative discussion which took 25 minutes and concluded by Mr. Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) that “There is many discrepancies in rural and urban disasters. Though the disaster level has equal to both areas, rural areas facing more problem than urban cities. Media lost their focus in rural areas in spite of bandwidth distance, economy, time duration, etc.”

Then the meeting was turned into review and planning for the following projects/process: N’Kana, Puducherry Youth Helpline and Ecosystem Based Leadership Program, Administration, Finance. And the respective coordinators to the above projects gave their august month updates, activities planned to do in current month.

1. Mr. Rasaiya (N’Kana fellow) shared their updates:
– There is need of Mentors for the children.
– Planning to have individual meeting with children to ensure their dream and motivation.
– Regular volunteer follow up
– Preparing documentations

2. Mr.Francis (Puducherry Youth Helpline fellow) updated that
– Approached the department of CRB and Health regarding Suicides in Puducherry .
– 30 Calls(6 female and 21 male) arrived for Youth Helpline, in that 22 are benefitted and 5 in process.
– Ready to present paper on suicide for the CDD conference at Gujarat.

3. Mr. Francis( ASER SURVEY) shared that First instalment of stipend has been collected and distributed, Summarized document sent to ASER office and shared the financial status of the project.

4. Mr. Rasaiya(Youth Resource Center) shared that Office was used to collect the Relief materials for Gaja cyclone disaster. After that process, work camp was organized by the volunteers to ensue the discipline activity(Cleaning, arranging the things in desired place) of office.

5. Mr. Rasaiya(from Administration wing) shared that
– New interns hired from Calicut and Cuddalore.
– Organised a special talk with Dr. Vidya Ramkumar in collaboration with 92.7 Big FM for sensitising Child Rights Day.
– Few volunteers have requested for ID cards(Trust for Youth and Child Leadership).
– Ms. Jasmine (Fellow, Full Bright) will be volunteering with us from December and she will be coordinating for our Annual Report.

6. Ms. Kamali (HYL) updated that the Concept note finalised for Harvesting Youth Leadership, two resource persons confirmed their availabilities, works are deligated to HYL team members and Planning for venue confirmation, Press release, Promotion, Application, Fund raising in December month.

7. Mr. Rasaiya(Child Rights Day) said that regular follow up for venue, session on “Mind handling techniques” was conducted at Kottakuppam HSS and got many response.

8. Mr. Saravanan (Gaja Cyclone Relief Activity) said that they assessed the damage caused by Gaja Cyclone in Delta Region, identified affected areas, planned to initiate relief activities and finished the relief work dedicatedly. Planned to prepare the report and submit by December.

At last, meeting hall turns to show their gratitude and next meet will be on 6th January 2019.

As continuation of relief activities for badly affected delta region by GAJA cyclone. We made our second relief trip to Pamani village in Nagapattinam district and Nookannukadai village in Thiruvarur district. We had collected/brought relief materials and packed into family kit. Relief Kit includes Rice 3Kg, Mosquito coil, Candle, biscuits, match box, groceries, water bottle, sanitary napkins. More than 300 kits were packed and distributed 150 kits for each village. Also 30 tarpaulin, 150+ blankets are given to much needed people. Trip was taken by two vehicle with 6 volunteers in each. We had supported around 300 families.