INFLUENCE is a nationwide youth volunteering programme that aims to mobilize young people and inspire them to become change-makers . The programme also strives to build their capacities to lead initiatives of social and environmental development. INFLUENCE follows a non-traditional approach that encourages youth to become aware, analyze, reflect and act upon issues concerning local and global development. Young people under the Influence program become ‘targets’ as well as ‘mediums’ of change.
Youth mobilization, youth volunteering, active citizenship, youth training and capacity building, environmental and social leadership
Volunteer placements,workshops and interactions in colleges,city level campaigns led by youth volunteers, green fellowships for innovative environmental ideas and rural exposure trip
College and university students from across the country
OUTREACH AND IMPACT
10000 youth volunteers engaged every year through various components under Influence.
100 volunteer mobilization drives organized in more than 40 colleges across Delhi.
50 local and outstation partner organizations.
2 annual city level campaigns spearheaded by over 100 volunteers every year.
Placement of over 200 volunteers with organizations across the country.
10 fellowships awarded to innovative green ideas.
More than 150 volunteers have been part of the Influence rural exposure camps in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Media stories about the program by CNN International, Times of India, Asian Age, Hindustan Times and Indian Express.
This experience has made me more expressive and there is a sense of achievement in me for being able to do something for the society.
Enlightenment. My misconceptions were erased. I got to live a different life and learnt to derive happiness out of the tiniest things in life.