YouthNet partnered with Pravah, a Delhi based NGO in an effort to help YouthNet incorporate a youth development approach in their existing work with Right To Information (RTI). This initiative was also to help understand how to build the skills of self, leadership and confidence in order to articulate their stance as they work to create a corruption free society through RTI.
YouthNet Associate Director Joshua Sheqi attended the ‘Ocean in a Drop’ Course of Pravah with the belief that the youth development approach will strengthen their programme. A visit by the Pravah team was also made to understand the socio-political-cultural context of the Naga youth and YouthNet’s work more deeply. Subsequently, YouthNet formed a group called “YouthNet Young Ambassadors” consisting of college students to help and assist YouthNet with RTI related issues and in the process, develop their leadership and facilitation skills.
Towards this end, YouthNet adopted a ‘Youth Development’ approach (working on self and leadership development) as opposed to ‘Youth for Development’ approach in its work with the youth on RTI.