Pravah Jaipur Initiative (PJI) is a Pravah-led incubation set up in 2007. PJI is a youth-led and youth-centric organization, which offers a non-judgmental, non-threatening space to young people of the city to explore, express and engage on self and social issues. It offers a range of interventions such as:
- Cafe Mohalla – A space for young people to learn about self and issues
- Khulla Manch – A programme offering a journey from self to society with intensive processes such a workshops, meetings, internships
- Fly Peace Campaign – An annual campaign led by young people of Jaipur to bring together people from different walks of life to spread the message of peace – the campaign inspires young people to focus on the uniting lines of ‘us’ i.e. on the more inclusive identity
- Youth Jumbish – An annual youth festival organized every year to celebrate the spirit and potential of youth for social change). The social issues focused on include unravelling caste based identities, through programs such as Caste in Stone, as well as immersion into gender based identities.
Meenakshi Bhanj Deo,
An extrovert and a loner, this is how Meenakshi Bhanjdeo describes herself. A Master’s degree in Psychology and 7 years of corporate experience as an HR person couldn’t stop her from moving away from the assembly line approach of education and livelihood. In her pursuit of happiness she somehow landed in Pravah and has been leading Pravah Jaipur initiative within the second year of its inception. As part of Pravah Meenakshi has consulted for international organizations like OXFAM, UNFPA, IOM e.t.c
Amreen Ahmed completed her Masters in Psychology and Counselling. Has been with Pravah since she was a student volunteer and strongly believes that ultimate change in society can be brought in through mindset change and the best time for such psychosocial intervention is the youth hood. she is committed to creating cadre of informed decision makers. At Pravah, she tries to create an environment and facilitate journeys where young people can learn, fail and grow as active leaders.
To know more about PJI, visit https://www.facebook.com/PravahJaipurInitiative/