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I grew up seeing my elder sister struggle for her education. As a girl, she was burdened with household responsibilities and frequently discouraged from pursuing education. However, she had a will of steel and didn’t give up. It is because of her hard work I could study and follow the path to my dreams. Being …

I am a final year polytechnic student in Lucknow. When I visited my village, Karbadhiya in September, an acquaintance of mine told me about the Be A Jagrik team conducting sessions in Shikarganj. When I went there and interacted with people, something shifted in me. I was keen on working for the development of my …

Lal Dot Campaign

I am Vaibhav, a first year Law student in Lucknow. My earliest memory with an intervention in health rights goes back to my association with the Know Your Body, Know Your Rights campaign by YP Foundation. I worked as a fellow there until COVID happened. This followed my month-long internship with YES Foundation in 2019 …

I lost my parents at the early age of 10. My elder brother took care of my upbringing and education. I wanted to pursue higher education but for some reason, I had to put halt to my plans. However, my inability to receive higher education pushed me to make education accessible for the children in …

I am Natthu Patel from Bhawai, district Banda. Being the first generation learner of my family, I have been extremely lucky to complete my MA education in economics. Now I look forward to join a government job and work hard for the society. My family doesn’t have a lot of history with education and that …

Utilising constitutional tasks, rural immersion, and volunteering experiences, Uttar Pradesh based YES Foundation is changing the narrative for thousands of rural youth   “Imagine opening up a book on sexuality and sexual health in a train compartment filled with men who eve-teased girls coming to Lucknow on a daily basis. The thought itself was stifling …

Book Review of Commutiny: Sparking an Inside-Out Youth Leadership Revolution by Arjun Shekhar and Mahamaya Navlakha In today’s age of digital omnipresence, we often see vanity taking prominence. In attempt to attract more followers, individuals tend to glean over the true image and substitute it what they believe to be the best version of truth. …

I think as a facilitator I am stirred when I see these young people unfolding a new future for our country and our constitution. We often don’t talk about issues that bother us and the rights that our constitution provides us. But I believe young people like Farheen are fearless. Be A Jagrik not only …