IntroductionHimalayan Human Rights Monitors (HimRights) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to defending the rights of poor, marginalized and socially excluded communities and individuals, with special focus on women, children and youth.
Common definitions of youth include “Shakti” or strength, “the pillar of the nation” and “anyone who does something for his community or nation,” etc.
Youth Action Fund program will not be further continued by Himrights from the month of March 2011. The program has been handed over to the Alliance for Social Dialogue (ASD). The contact person in ASD is
Youth Program Officer
phone no: 01-4472807, ext: 104
Ram Chandra Marga, Battispulali, Old Baneshwor.
Their role had been immeasurable in contributing too many landmarks in political history of Nepal such as the historical movement of people’s movement I (1990) and II (2006). Nevertheless, the opportunities youth should have as practical and advance education system, good health services, social security, and employment opportunity are still not addressed and guaranteed by the government. HimRights has been working for promoting youth role and their participation in development by organizing various capacity building and youth oriented programs. Youth Action fund (YAF) is the initiative taken by HimRights to motivate young people with the funding of Open Society Institute (OSI) to help young minds to carry out their ideas for social change. We believe the Youth Action Fund will facilitate and promote creativeness in youth, which is a dire need in this country where people perpetuates status quo rather than creative ideas. This we believe would also promote proactive leadership in social and economic development efforts, engage in community awareness and empowerment, which would work as catalyst for social change and break the cycle of status quo and prevent discrimination against youth, women, indigenous, dalit and marginalized. We hope YAF would be a means to realization of their ideas into action. All you need is an idea to help solve a social problem, then you need to put it down on paper and we’ll help you. Youths from 15-29 are eligible to apply. We have conducted orientation on concept note and budget in various districts of Nepal. Similarly we disseminated information about YAF through different media. Youths from different parts have shown interest and have taken the initiative for a social cause. If you want to help your community and your voice to be heard, then this can be a good opportunity for you.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR YAF?
Anybody who is 15-29 years of age.
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR YAF?
There are 2 ways to apply:
https://oas.soros.org/oas/ to begin your application. You will have to create a free account and follow instruction on the website.
2. Through HimRights
* Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* P.O.Box 25334, WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION INCLUDE? There are 6 basic questions that you should answer in your application:
* What is your idea?
* How will you do it?
* What do you need?
* Who will it help?
* Is there anyone you’d like to work with?
* What is your budget?
If you would like to attach additional materials, such as a CV, letters of recommendation, a more detailed budget or proposal, you may do so.
HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I ASK FOR?
The maximum funding that OSI will offer is $ 200 -1,000.
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE LIKELY TO BE FUNDED?
Projects that are creative stand the best chance of being funded. Grassroots environmental activism, raising awareness of under-reported issues using new media and workshops where participants generate the content and ideas (as opposed to lectures or “traditional” seminars) are all examples of creative ideas.
WHAT KINDS OF PROJECTS ARE NOT LIKELY TO BE FUNDED?
OSI will not fund projects that are for travel grants, individual school fees or conference fees. Applications from organizations or adults applying on behalf of youth will not be accepted, although youth may partner with local NGOs to implement their project. Projects that simply model current NGO projects or that are for one-time infrastructure projects are less likely to succeed than creative, fresh ideas.
HOW DO I FIND OUT IF MY APPLICATION GOT FUNDED?
HimRights will get in touch with you through the contact information that you put on your application.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to contact HimRights – the contact information is on the back of this brochure. We’ve got people waiting to help you!
Contact Details :- For more details contact : phone no: 01-4472807, ext: 104
Ram Chandra Marga, Battispulali, Old Baneshwor