Annual Progress Report 2018
Dec 6, 2018
The project titled ‘Strengthening NYKS and NSS’ is a joint project between the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV). It seeks to provide catalytic support to the existing youth volunteering schemes of the MoYAS. Whilst instilling a keen sense of civic engagement and facilitating greater youth participation in achieving sustainable development goals, it intends to support young people in realizing their social, economic and human potential. Overall outcome of the project is to establish increased recognition and diversified opportunities for youth volunteerism in the project districts. The project aims to strengthen the infrastructure for youth volunteerism, increase the number of youth volunteers and increase recognition of youth volunteering in India. The Project has been aligned to the Government’s National Youth Policy 2014 that aims to empower youth of the country to achieve their full potential, and through them enable India to find its rightful place in the community of nations. The project also seeks to address the challenges faced by youth in India particularly women, marginalized youth, youth with disability and youth at risk of substance abuse and hazardous living conditions.