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YFS Hyderabad - Volunteers conduct summer camps at 20 locations

YFS Hyderabad – Volunteers conduct summer camps at 20 locations

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Namaste, YFS volunteers conducted summer camps in 20 project locations across the city engaging about 500 children in a variety of activities. 70 volunteers attended a two hours training session conducted by YFS on 22nd April.   Summer camps were mostly conducted on weekends, but a few volunteers dedicated themselves to conduct them daily at 4 […]

YFS Hyderabad - Seva Vacation in Utnoor

YFS Hyderabad – Seva Vacation in Utnoor

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Namaste, YFS Volunteer Manohar spent a week studying the various initiatives of Ekalavya Foundation, partner NGO of YFS Hyderabad, in Utnoor town of Adilabad district.     Manohar writes: I came to know about youth for seva from a friend of mine. I decided to at attend the orientation session without expecting much bcoz of […]

YFS Hyderabad - Books recycling initiative for students

YFS Hyderabad – Books recycling initiative for students

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Namaste, YFS Hyderabad, in coordination with ITC’s came up with an initiative to collect old books from students and gift them an equivalent quantity of stationery on the spot to inculcate the habit of reusing/ recycling and not wasting anything in children.  763 children from 7 schools across the city participated in this first initiative […]

YFS Hyderabad - School Kit Drive 2013

YFS Hyderabad – School Kit Drive 2013

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

School Kit Drive 2013 Background: Youth For Seva volunteers regularly visit and teach at financially limited schools across the city and in surrounding rural areas. It has been found that the students lack the minimum infrastructure to study. As per the survey conducted, most of the students can’t afford the basic things needed for their […]

YFS Hyderabad - Eco-Friendly Holi 2013

YFS Hyderabad – Eco-Friendly Holi 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Namaste, Like every year, YFS volunteers celebrated the festival of colours Holi in an eco-friendly way this year too, by using colours made from flowers and other natural extracts  and making bare minimum use of water. 500 students and 50 volunteers participated in the celebrations spanning across 13 Seva locations. A few volunteers share their […]

YFS Hyderabad – Vana Yatra to Nallamalla forests

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Namaste, Vana Yatra is a program organized by Youth For Seva Hyderabad to connect volunteers with the ground realities in different parts of the country, and to expose them to needs and ongoing Seva activities there. As part of the same, a team of volunteers embarked on a 2-day Vana Yatra to Nallamalla forests near […]

YFS Hyderabad – Volunteer takes classes at home, students secure scholarships!

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Namaste, YFS Volunteer Amarnath used to teach at a Zilla Parishad High School near his home on weekends. When he found that it would bear more impact if he could make it to the school on weekdays too, he started taking time off from work to do so. This then led to him taking classes […]

YFS Hyderabad - Chiguru 2013

YFS Hyderabad – Chiguru 2013

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Feb 10, 2013 Namaste, The animating spirit behind Youth For Seva has been Swami Vivekananda. In commemoration of his 150th birthday on Jan 12th, 2013 and the 3rd Anniversary celebrations of YFS Hyderabad, we worked towards spreading his message through Chiguru – an inter-school event for underprivileged children, with Vivekananda’s life and messages as the theme. Chiguru intended to […]

YFS Hyderabad - Manaswini's Internship Experiences

YFS Hyderabad – Manaswini’s Internship Experiences

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Manaswini, pursuing her B.Tech, is interning with Deccan Organics, through Youth For Seva. She shares her experiences: The journey started with volunteering for Youth for Seva, Hyderabad, right after when I have been to their 2nd annual day celebrations.  Every activity of youth for seva is ‘for and by the people’. There was ‘social innovation […]

YFS Hyderabad - Seva Vacation at Paraswada tribal hamlet

YFS Hyderabad – Seva Vacation at Paraswada tribal hamlet

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Namaste, Volunteers Sandeep and Anup spent 5 days studying the ‘Single teacher School‘ model in Paraswada village of Adilabad district, as part of Youth For Seva’s ‘Seva Vacation‘ program.   Anup shares their experiences:  “……the zeal of children to learn can be easily seen if you go to Single Teacher School. These kids are no […]