India: Trust for Youth and Child Leadership
In 2009, CLP partnered with new partners in Pondicherry, India. These current partners include Baby Sarah’s Home Orphanage, New Era Child Collective and Child Helpage in Long Duration (CHILD). CLP also engaged young adults, youth and children in KS Garden Slum in Bangalore, Karnataka in partnership with student leaders from St. Joseph’s College of Arts and Sciences.
CLP became a registered Indian organization with an all-Indian young adult team in Spring 2011 under the name “Trust for Youth and Child Leadership” (TYCL).
In India, TYCL youth mentors organize monthly programming at each community center, engaging issues of Dalit and child rights, community organizing, asset-mapping and artistic expression. Participants also celebrate holidays and organize retreat programs with art centers, non-profits and local leaders. In August 2010, CLP-USA and TYCL mentors collaborated with youth leaders to organize “My Community Magazine”– a youth-edited magazine reflecting the social justice concerns of each village community center and orphanage. In November 2011, TYCL will release its second social media project, the “Child-Centric Social Justice Music Album” in partnership with MUGHIL Social Welfare Organization.
CLP-USA and TYCL teams collaborate on programming in India July and August of each year. TYCL also accepts CLP-USA interns throughout the year. To participate in TYCL programming abroad, contact TYCL Executive Learner, MDS Shiva (firstname.lastname@example.org).