It is well said, Youth are not useless but
they are used less. They are the future leaders of our nation. They can
be easily spoiled and brain washed for the evil purposes endangering
their future life, talents and skills for the selfish interests of few.
Therefore, education and training are the powerful weapons of youth
empowerment: to fight and voice against poverty, hunger, and the clouds
of evils of this world. Keeping these views Vimukti Pothnal in
collaboration with 16 pockets youths in our working area, formed 256
members in our youth clubs and all the youths’ clubs consists of 10 to
16 members. The youths’ clubs are motivated to take responsibilities of
monitoring the activities of the villages.
They had a series of leadership building sessions to develop the
capacities in understanding their roles and responsibilities. The youths
were sensitized on the on-going trafficking activities and the long-term
goal of the project was explained to them. The youths are encouraged and
motivated to take active part in Gram Sabha and ward sabha meetings, PDS,
SDMC meetings, social audit, Jana-vedike meetings, AWC, PHCs, VHND, VHSC
meetings, and also motivated to take vaccine etc in their village, where
important decisions on village development are discussed and decided. A
total of 16 villages youth clubs are formed and we are trying to
motivate and help them through our constant visits and meetings. we met
every month to review progress of the project.
In these four months we had organised two trainings to help them
understand how the panchayat system works and who is a good leader and
what are the qualities of a good leader like always influences and
inspires the likeminded group members,builds up the confidence in
oneself and others, Decides the goals of the group or organization,
Builds up the cordial relationship and smooth connectivity among its
members, Creates the space to gain the trust of other members, Promotes
team spirit and co-ordination, Gives apt opinion and right directions,
Always represents its members, Motivates the group members, Leads
group’s activities or programs etc.