Pravah is a Delhi-based NGO that seeks to facilitate youth to lead social change, while at the same time investing in their own development. Streaming is an initiative co-started by Pravah that provides organizational support, programmatic development, and capacity-building to other groups working in youth development. As “pravah” means flow, indicating the connections between self and society that we aim to build, “streaming” refers to our vision of connecting a variety of partners to channel the flow of active youth engagement across society.
During its work over the last 16 years, Pravah has developed a deep understanding and a unique perspective on youth development, based on its experience designing and implementing a range of programs with different segments of adolescents and youth in the country. While continuing with our direct work with adolescents and youth, we have, in the last eight years, also been able to strengthen the work of several organizations working with adolescents and youth, through various capacity building interventions as well as by developing strategic partnerships with national and international NGOs.
Through Streaming, we seek to enhance the collective work of Pravah and similar organizations at advocating for youth development, active citizenship as well as youth engagement on social justice issues. The Streaming Intervention was an experiment we set up in 2006, based on our experience of engaging with capacity building of individuals and organisations working in the youth and active citizenship field. Some organizations we have supported in this capacity over the years include Secmol, Sewa Mandir, Sankalp, Urmul, SWRC Tilonia, Patang, Oxfam (GB), Ashoka, Ant, Pajhra, Pardada Pardadi Foundation, Manthan, Manav Kalyan Trust, Habitat Polytech, Youthreach, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), I Volunteer, Changelooms youth organizations, Anhad, NYF, and the Thoughtshop Foundation. Going forward, we plan to continue strengthening these ties, reaching out to and incubating new partner organizations, and building the national capacity of youth to bring social change as active citizens.