Audacious Dreams Foundation

Promoting Volunteerism and Skill Development

We the Audacious Dreams Promoting Volunteerism among Young People through various programmes including
VIP-Volunteer-Innovate-Participate
Internships
Audacious Dreams Youth Panel(ADYP)

 

 

WHAT IS VIP

A Social Innovation Journey

Inspire change makers to make a difference within and around VIP (Volunteer-Innovate-Participate) is a service learning programme to inspire youth for nation building by empowering themselves and community around through doing social innovations/contributions. VIP promotes participatory learning through volunteerism. VIP sets platform to inspire change making young people to work together towards a sustainable society by making a difference by identifying new ways of achieving life goals. Youth can empower themselves by learning and serving the community.

Social innovations are new strategies, concepts, ideas and organizations that meet the social needs of different elements which can be from education to community development to strengthen civil society. Doing Social innovation in volunteerism helps the participants to undergo experiential learning on ground which leads to founding social entrepreneurship, social ventures and contributes to sustainable development.

Volunteerism helps the participant to learn many life skills including, effective communication, inter personal relationship, problem solving and provides management skills including leadership, teamwork, etc.
To inspire, inform, engage, enable, youth to empower themselves and community around for nation building and sustainable development

Objectives of the Project

     Mainstreaming youth to involve in Post 2015 Development Agenda and to engage contribute for the success of sustainable development goals
     Providing youth an opportunity to participate in the nation building process
     To learn the skills including functional, life skills and vocational skills
     To initiate and participate in service learning projects
     Providing working space for youth to frame, exhibit their skills and mentoring them with various leadership coach
     To provide organized, structured platform for women and girls to empower themselves and community by initiative volunteer services
     Mainstreaming Professional Youth Work

Structure of the programme

What the beneficiaries will do

In two ways participant can do volunteer/social innovation for nation building

1.Community Empowerment

Participants can choose any volunteering activity which benefits the society (50%)

2.Self-Empowerment

Participants can choose any volunteer or skill building activity to improve them (50%)

Level Duration Recognition for the Participant Hours of Service and Recognition
Level 1
6 months
Bronze (1 -5 star)
100 hours- 1 star
200 hours-2 star
300 hours-3 star
400 hours-4 star
500 hours-5 star
Level 2
6 months
Silver (1 -5 star)
500 hours-5 star
Level 3
6 months
Gold (1- 5 star)
500 hours-5 star
Level 4
6 months
Diamond(1-5 star)
500 hours-5 star
Level 5
6 months
Platinum (1-5 star)
500 hours-5 star

Who are the beneficiaries of the project?

The beneficiaries of the project are

     The student/youth who do learn skills and do community service
     The people/community receives benefit from the youth

Who can participate?

Age Group Grade Category
5-10
1-5
Sub Junior
11-17
6-12
Junior
18-25
UG/PG/Diploma etc
Senior
25-29
Young Professional /community
Super Senior

The Idea Behind and what the project brings in

Service has no boundaries. Participants can choose any kind of service according to their interest and opportunities. Service is not only donating money, it’s all about voluntary efforts and time as per our capacity .The participants will take diversified project according to the needs of the community including but not limited to

      Empowering young people and adolescent girls through life skills
      Mainstreaming youth in local governance
      Education on civic citizenship and participatory youth governance
      Sports for Development
      Promoting gender equality and adolescent health
      Advocacy and Awareness
      Social enterprise
      Skill building
      Ensuring quality education and teaching in marginalized communities
      Rural youth development
      Forming and Strengthening women self help groups in rural and marginalized areas
      Volunteering in development organizations
      Strengthening institutional youth agencies(Student council, academic council,
      discipline committee, campus coordination etc

Award of Accomplishment

Participants will receive an award of certification endorsed by Commonwealth Youth Council(CYC) partnership projects

What benefits the participants will receive

      Upon the Successful completion, participants will receive globally acclaimed award of graduation endorsed by inter-governmental and regional, national, international youth development agencies depends on the categories
      Participants will be provided with individual diaries, log book, work sheet to record their activities
      Additional Opportunities from global agencies to participate in various career development activities
      Mentoring and training &development, career guidance support from Individuals, corporate, Inter-Government agencies etc

    Extension Activities:

    Audacious Dreams-Social Innovation Initiative Awards (ADSIIA)

        The best selected service initiatives by an individual or group can apply for ADSII
        Shortlisted initiatives will be provided with one on one mentorship to scale up their projects then invited for final pitch in front of juries including prominent people from global agencies, social entrepreneurs, academician, angel investors, corporate etc
        Winning initiatives will get seed funding and yearlong mentorship with business assistance package will be provided to make the initiative sustainable

      Social Innovation Day

      All participants will be invited to showcase their initiatives in a Social Innovation Day exhibition. The best projects will be displayed for public voting in a Social Innovation Day to celebrate success stories. The best voted projects will be eligible to enter into the ADSIIA as direct finalists

      Benefits for an Institution hosting VIP

          Individual Data Management to showcase Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) of the students/youth
          Empowering all students/youth to contribute for nation building
          Yearlong student empowerment programme supported with mentors and trainers
          Capacity building programme for Staffs
          Structured programme to monitor and evaluate students’ performance online and offline to provide credit system
          Promote students social innovation service learning programme across the globe and have your institution brand presence
          Meet, Connect, Network, Partner with fellow students, institutions, inter government agencies, policymaking agencies
         A fair chance to introduce a life changing leadership programme to fellow students

      Projects in aligned with Post 2015 agenda

          Goal 3 :Ensure Healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all the ages
          Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
          Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
          Goal 10 : Reduce inequality within and among the countries
          Goal 17 : Develop Global Partnerships for Development

      Unique Status of the project

          Building structured, organized space to do volunteer service especially for the women from rural areas or the women pursuing education in tier 2, 3 towns, rural areas are having no opportunity or less opportunity to involve them in developing skills or to do community service.
          This project serves as an opportunity to provide organized, structured, certification for the work they wish to do.

      Monitoring and Evaluation

          Evaluation process will be recorded through the personal activity through log books, reports of participants and the benefits provided to the community.
          An evaluation and review meet will be organized every quarter of the year to mainstream the project the right track.
          A learning and sharing session will be organized to get to know the contribution of young people to the community and how the two way benefit is accountable
          A time bound and accountability mechanism will be implemented.

      Measuring Impact and expected outcome

          Rural youth, young women from marginalized community will get an opportunity to participate in leadership training, one on one mentoring and to undergo a structured development programme
          Through the volunteer projects, there is space for many new projects and benefits to the community will increase in diversified sector
          The project is replicable and expand to other parts of the district, region etc

      For Example


      100 Youth 100 hours of organized service 10000 hours of diversified benefits to the communities Expected outcome Experiential learning Community benefit Skills development Peer education Professional youth work Mentoring Training and development Institutional training Life skills development Functional skill development Women empowerment
      100 Youth 200 hours of organized service 20000 hours of diversified benefits to the communities
      200 youth 200 hours of organized service 40000 hours of diversified benefits to the communities

      How to participate

          Any individuals or institutions can register to participate in the VIP programme
          Any individual or group of young people can joined together to participate in the VIP programme
We providing young students and opportunity to understand the industrial aspects and expectations The students will be provided with short term, long term internship and summer/winter placement opportunities with our organsiation and our partners. We also facilitate the projects and internships with various organsiation as per the need of the youth Our training is not limited to Social work Managment and Business Administration Sales,marketing, finance, adevertising,public relation Political science, governance, administration Nursing,paramedical and allied sciences Engineering
volunteers

We have hosted students from various institions and organisations including

 VIT University(Vellore Institute of Technology)
 Auxilium college
 Jaml Mohamed college, Trichy
 University of Madras
 Srilanka Institute of Information Technology
 HongKong University
 The International Award for Young People, United Kingdom
 National Youth Services Council(NYSC),Srilanka
 Community of Youth Development,Srilanka
 GTM College
 KMG College
 Kingston Engineering College
 Priyadharshini Engineering College
 Sacred Heard College, Thirupattur
 Indian Institute of Paramedical Studies
 Marg Gregorius College, Chennai
 Gurunanak college,Chennai
 Madurai Kamaraj University

Audacious Dreams Youth Panel

Develop Youth for Development

The future of the Country rests with vast majority of young people. The Audacious Dreams Youth Panel is aimed at engage young people in a coordinated and structured manner, so as to unlock the vast potential inherent in them. The issues facing young people have been brought to the centre of the development and democracy agenda in many countries recently. Young people can be agents for positive change and only through a coordinated platform like this; they can be instrumental in making the change they want. Investment in young people must be real and practical, youth empowerment is more than a good concept- it can become the avenue through which the Audacious Dreams believes in. ADYP is a Youth Think Tank Audacious Dreams Foundation, India committed to inspire, inform, engage, enable and empower young people to advocate for nation building and sustainable development. It will be a advisory body consits of young changemakers who will provide needed assistance to plan,execute our projects.


THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THE ADYP ARE:

To invest in youth to develop themselves for the nation building To mainstream youth in the decision making process and policy implementation To prepare, practice, perform the focused agenda of global understanding for sustainable development To act as Think Tank and executives for various stakeholders at grass root, regional, national and global level To be a centre for information on youth work and development in the district. To concentrate on the development of adolescent youth and mainstreaming the girls rights and gender equality

Vision: The Vision of the ADYP is to provide resources, leadership opportunities, grass root experiential learning and a global network to the new generation of Young leaders to transform themselves as pillar of support for the nation building and global understanding. ADYP believes in the concept of “learn to serve” which creates the opportunity for the youth to learn and disseminate

Youth Council Member Responsibilities Initiate the opportunities for the ADYP to represent in various forums Coordinate and controlling the initiatives taken by the YP Act as advocate of youth in local, regional, national and international issues Strategy formulation, team building, peer performance etc Monitoring and evaluate the programme plan

(The ADYP constitution and strategy will be formed by the new elected office bearers through independent elections with the support of Global policy agencies)