COMMUTINY – THE YOUTH COLLECTIVE


ComMutiny The Youth Collective is an association of 30 youth led and youth engaging organizations across India working towards promoting empowering spaces for youth leadership, called the 5th Space. In our long association of over 3 years we have supported them in their nationwide civic initiatives Unmanifesto and Be a Jagrik! Samvidhan Live. The Optimist Citizen has supported Commutiny – The Youth Collective in creating video interviews, extended social media support, onground reportage and over 35 long form, creative articles on numerous impact partners of the nationwide collective.

You can read some of the on-ground, long form reportage that we carried out under the 5th space collaboration, below!

5th Space Stories

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 …

FIRST-HAND First-Hand testimonials, showcasing what it takes to drive change, with resilience Growing up in Hyderabad, I vividly remember my first attempt to contribute for others. I was probably 4 or 5, and I had collected a sum of Rupees 152 for Help Age India. That is how everything started for me. I moved on …