YSA and UL Partner to Engage Youth in Safer Roads, Safer India Campaign
YSA Grants programs will support youth-led community projects to improve road safety in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.
Washington, D.C. (January, 2015) —Road safety is the biggest public safety challenge in India, with an average of 15 deaths every hour caused by road accidents. Through the Safer Roads, Safer India campaign, UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has been supporting game-changing ways to improve road safety in India.
UL is now partnering with YSA (Youth Service America) to invest in creative solutions from young people about how they can help create safer roads and a safer India. Applications are being accepted until April 9 for two YSA Grants programs to help youth find their voice, take action, and make an impact on the issue of road safety in India.
Safer Roads, Safer India Youth Fellows

  • 16 Youth Fellows, ages 15-25, will be selected - 4 each from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.
  • Youth Fellows will receive a grant of up to USD $1,000 and an in-person training in July or August 2015 to lead a 4-month-long road safety campaign that includes public awareness and education

events, volunteer service projects, and policy advocacy activities.
Classrooms with a Cause: Safer Roads, Safer India

  • Up to 40 primary, secondary, or college/university classrooms will be selected - up to 10 in each of 4 cities: Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Pune.
  • Educators will receive a grant of up to USD $500 and in-person training in July or August 2015 to support a student-led service-learning project that challenges students to use what they've learned in the classroom to lead a 4-6 week-long road safety project in their community.

Applications for both programs are available through April 9 at www.YSA.org/SaferIndia
Now is a pivotal time for youth to contribute and make the Safer Roads, Safer India campaign their own. With more than 50% of India's population under age 25, India's young people are uniquely suited to help solve this problem, especially since it personally affects them and their peers.
Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. With half the world’s population under age 25, our mission is to help young people find their voice, take action, and make an impact on vital community issues. www.YSA.org
This program is sponsored by UL as part of their Safety Smart program. Safety Smart is aimed at empowering youth to make smart decisions at home, school, and throughout their communities. www.ulsafetysmart.com 

An Holistic Approach to Development

CELEBRATE GYSD 2012, APRIL 20th to 22th


Children Social Conclave on GYSD initiates The Peace Gong Trophy.

Twenty-two schools from different parts of New Delhi and the National Capital Region took part in the Children Social Conclave to mark the culmination of celebrations of Global Youth Service Day, initiated by Youth Service America. The program was organized by People’s Institute for Development and Training, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore Foundation, UN Volunteers, World Wildlife Fund- India , Rahim Greens and Sacchet. Welcoming the participants Ms. C. Indira Dasgupta, Director of PIDT ( Asia Regional co-ordinator, YSA) introduced the concept of service learning and encouraged all to believe and connect with the ‘good’ in others to create a Better World. More >>

Peoples Institute for Development and Training will mobilize more than 20,000 children and youth to participate in the 23nd Annual Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) April 20, 2012 to April 22, 2012 , through the Asian Region. More >>

Inviting Proposal for National lead Agency of “Global Youth Service Day”

' PIDT' is the Central Asia Regional Lead Organisation for Global Youth Service Day celebrations.

'GYSD Celebration 2009'
This GYSD India celebrates Youth Actions in “Resistence to Climate Change” and “Co-existence with Climate Change”. The GYSD India campaign on “I SHAPE THE WORLD” enters it’s third year and 30 of the best schools from the National Capital Region are participating in the occasion organized by the Peoples Institute for Development and Training More...

GYSD 2009 Celebrations Report
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GYSD 2008 Celebrations Report
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People’s Institute for Development and Training (PIDT), the National Lead Organization in India to promote Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), organized programs in different locations of the country in association with other organizations. As part of the GYSD campaign, we encouraged different organizations including schools to design and plan their own service programmes to mobilize, support, and educate the youth as well as the public.

This year, the National Coordination Committee comprised of leading voluntary organizations in the country viz. AADI, AIWC, HIMCON, Iave, JWP, Lead India, NFI, NSS, PIDT, Smile Foundation and UNV to take forward the campaign “I shape the world” amongst youth from 14 – 25 years. [Download Report].