Road-trips for Social Change www.grassroutes.in
is a Fellowship Program that supports outstanding and passionate young people togo on road-trips for social change. The select group of young people will travel across India, meetchange-makers, work with social ventures, learn about developmental issues, live with the communityand return with stories of social change, which will enable them to inspire a larger community intotaking action.The Grassroutes Fellowship consists of a 30 day road-trip where the Fellows are mapped to asocial organisation or NGO (host organisation) in rural India. Fellows spend the summer working withchange-makers and social entrepreneurs, who are creating sustainable and significant impact indifferent parts of the country. During their stay, Fellows work on a pre-defined project based on theirskill-sets and don the role of social journalists
researching, understanding and capturing unheardstories from the grassroots
of people, places, challenges, solutions, hope and above all, the impactthat individuals can create.An initiative of a non-profit for-impact societyYouth Factor,Grassroutes is a novel social ventureaimed at driving youth to discover the change-maker within. At Yofa, we work on initiatives aimed atcreating young leaders with social consciousness who question the status quo and have the ability tobring about change.The Grassroutes mantra is
to use travel as a means to enable youth to discover different issues plaguing India today and explore the ongoing efforts that are tackling these issues.
Our individualexperiences while travelling across the country, have led us to believe that an immersing experience inareas where social entrepreneurs are battling odds to create sustainable and significant impact, has thepotential to create a deep impact on the way we perceive social change.
“Let the world change you and then you can change the world.”
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