The Martha Farrell Foundation has partnered with Samajik Badlav Trust to implement Kadam Badhate Chalo in Najafgarh, New Delhi.
The program was launched on 12 January 2016 with an orientation about the program for 10 volunteers of Samajik Badlav Trust and 40 local youth - those who attend the computer centre run by the organization, from nearby schools and colleges, coaching centres, and representatives of the Mahila Mangal Dal.
The discussion started with a round of introductions among the participants. Discussions moved on to the problems and issues related to youth and society at large. Given the backdrop of the increase in crimes against women, especially violence against women, how can the youth be involved in raising voice? How can the energy of the youth be channelized through KBC?
The discussion was lively and when asked which of them would like to be part of the core group to design the campaign in their locality, every youth participant volunteered! Such enthusiasm to lead the change one wants to see is certainly encouraging. Samajik Badlav Trust will form a core group after three rounds of discussion with three clusters of youth.