Indyyouth seeks to gather inspiring youth and provide them with skills and resources to do high profile advocacy campaigns to achieve change, whether it is social, environmental or cultural. We recruit youth generations, one after the other, where these individuals would do anything they can to stand up for their rights. The youth we are targeting for this project are youth under 18; ie 10-17 years of age.
We want motivated, charismatic and strong youth who can be inspiring enough to let their friends, class mates and community as a whole want to follow in their footsteps. They will fight for their right-based causes and the need for change and with the passion they have, nothing will stop them. By joining Indyyouth, those people would have taken a pledge to work on the infinite problems around them with all the capacities they have. They will refuse to be passive and complacent amidst all the chaos and they shall initiate an unprecedented revolution of environmental, social and cultural campaigns.
Short and simple, Indyyouth believe that grownups have so far failed in their responsibility of having a safe and healthy planet for future generation and so, it is time for the future generations to take matters in their own hands.
We have recruited our first generation of Indyyouthers and formed our first League of Independent Youth. We have conducted our first Indyyouth training academy for 5 full and extensive days end of August. The skills that have been passed on to Indyyouthers were of such hight caliber that any activist in fact, young or old, experienced or not would have fully benefited from a training as such.
Some of the sessions offered included:
Environmental and Social Activism
What is Feminism
Communicating with Stakeholders and Talking to Media
Workshop planning and Press Conference organizing
Workshop on video-editing
Indyyouth is still on the run and now we are in the phase of planning and implementing the youth campaigns. The amount of energy and motivation that those children are showing is so inspiring and drives you to work more and more. We have high hopes that IndyACT S priority project, Indyyouth, will be a building block towards enhancing social responsibility awareness among new generations, decreasing negative environmental impacts in the surroundings of the youth groups and mostly empowering them to be able to make a difference in their society away from the political chaotic environment that has been forever plaguing them to move forth.