Dear  friends,


Warm greetings for the New Year.


The active involvement of youth, especially of girls, is essential to bring change in society.   Given  direction and opportunity to display their skills, capacity and vibrant energy, they can be an important part of developmental programming and more. Youth leadership can be enhanced through building their alliances and giving them exposure to meet and share their views with peers.


To celebrate the National Youth Day on January 12, Vacha is organizing Gender and Leadership Workshop for young girls and boys between the ages of 16 – 24 years on Jan. 20. We invite you to nominate youth members from your area of field work. The participants will be girls and boys associated with a social organization, an NGO or basti level youth groups at least for a year. Maximum 6 people from one organisation can participate in the workshop at least 50% of them should be girls.  Participants need to register before January 12 by email to [email protected] or by post/courier. Registration fee is Rs.20 per participant. Tea, breakfast and lunch will be provided. A certificate of participation will also be issued to all participants.


The objectives of workshop are:

  1. To increase gender understanding in youth
  2. To develop collaborative leadership in youth
  3. To encourage youth to be more active at basti level


Vacha is a Resource Centre for Women and Girls.  The major focus of our work is on building youth leadership of girls and boys living in bastis..

For more information contact:

Vacha Trust, Municipal School Building, Tank Lane, S.V.Road, Santacruz (W), Mumbai – 400054

Ph.No.- 022-26055523/ 9820957430/ 9820778330             Email: [email protected]                                  website:


An invitation in Hindi is also attached.


With thanks and best wishes,


Yagna Parmar and Amrita De