YES foundation was founded by Zeeshan and Shariq in 2012 with incubation support from ComMutiny and Changelooms. In 2010 Zeeshan initiated a campaign named “Safe Safar” to make commuting safe for women by addressing sexual harassment and violence against women in public places, and creating equitable access to different modes of public transport. The success of the campaign gave him strength to start “YEH EK SOCH – YES. It is a youth led organization and has been working with a vision of a society in which young people are informed, empowered, encouraged and supported to participate in marginalized community and for a society where every young person is engaged in powerful, purposeful and positive social change. YES sees itself as a change agent willing to generate hope in the minds of young people who have concrete ideas and really want to bring change but are not able realize their ideas and dreams into reality due to economic, social and political constraints. Yes does this in the following ways : They Connect – YES binds the youth together to quickly and easily find opportunities to improve quality of life. They understand the power of youth and bridge the gap among youth, society & problem. They Provide – Knowledge Hub to share resources, tools, and opportunities They Showcase – They weave innovative ideas into social contexts and hope to strengthen the youth for collective action.
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