U-NEWS INDIA EDITION: FEB 2023
U-Report India just celebrated 2-Million enrollments with its first ever U-Report National Event held in Delhi and organized to celebrate the young U-Reporters across India who have committed to be a voice of change. The event was full of energy and enthusiasm, and it inspired hope to the many young U-Reporters about the future of U-Report.
Key events included keynote speeches by dignitaries who spoke about U-Report as an agent for girl’s empowerment whist acknowledging youth as the true ambassadors for change at the grassroot level. They shared insights about challenges affecting today's youth and reminded them that they had a stake into the future and should leverage innovation such as U-Report to create potential for positive change. We got to see the interesting journey of U-Report and learn about its potential scalability as a network of young people that can together become champions for India’s vibrant democracy. The role of partnerships for future of U-Report was highlighted as we finally unveiled new initiatives of U-Report India by launching Race to the Next Million campaign, the U-Ambassador programme and the U-News (U-Report Newsletter). Watch full version of the speeches by dignitaries.
The event also celebrated eleven of the most engaged U-Reporters from all around India who were invited to Delhi to be awarded the "Most Valuable U-Reporter" Award. To discuss the potential scaling of U-Report India, an interactive panel discussion moderated by a U-Reporter was hosted at the event with Government and CSO partners to explore and get meaningful insights on the value addition of U-Report. The event did not lack in razzmatazz as we got entertained by one of the most talented young-people musical group “NAS”, who did a Hindi and English fusion musical performance that left everyone enthralled and up on their feet showing off their latest dance moves! It was an ending befitting of our young heroes and a promise of more to come.
KEY IMPACT 2022
Kanya shiksha pravesh utsav
Kanya Shiksha Pravesh Utsav was launched on 7th March 2022 focusing on Out of School Girls bringing MWCD and MoE together. A U-Report Poll was launched asking U-Reporters about “Out Of School Girls in India” and to take a pledge for action, the findings of this were presented by Mr. Yasumasa Kimura, Deputy Representative, UNICEF India. The Cabinet minister of MWCD, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, also recognised the U-Reporters as champions of the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Programme.
Climate & Gender poll
Co-created by a team of young women of WAGGGS from five countries in collaboration with U-Report Global, this poll was launched on 28th January. It received 52k+ female participation in India. These are the highest numbers among all the other countries who participated in this poll. The poll focused on the understanding of climate change and how climate change affects women and girls.
Hon’ble Governor of Assam launched the U-Report poll for the Suraksha campaign – to address child protection issues. The Commissioner of Police acknowledged the evidence on violence against children. U-Report aims to raise awareness among young people and inform them about reporting mechanisms around cyberbullying and corporal punishment.
FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE
Apprenticeship and new career opportunities
U-Report India and Yuwaah has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and 5 other public/private recruitment agencies to bring information about new and exciting career opportunities for young people. There is a resource information bot on U-Report India which shares knowledge about apprenticeship, it's benefits, application process and eligibility. Additionally, U-Report India is launching a series of new opportunities for young people who are interested in fields of sales, HR, accounting, delivery, administration, etc. This will be updated regularly in partnership with YuWaah Pillar-1.
Young Warrior Movement
Leveraging the successes, of Young Warrior movement, Yuwaah expanded it to the second phase called "Young Warrior NXT" aimed to deploy largescale learning and skilling solutions for youth whose education has been disrupted during the pandemic. It addressed the link of employability and 21st century life skills focusing mainly on Emotional wellness & building resilience. Young Warrior had around 400k registrations through U-Report whereas YWNXT has amassed around 600k+ young people pan India. YWNXT has transitioned into funDoo which acts like an interactive chatbot friend for the young person and curates 100s of skilling activities which are helpful for a young person.
Total U-Reporters 2,421,000
Top 10 U-Reporters :
2. Uttar Pradesh
7. Madhya Pradesh
10. Tamil Nadu
( 0-19yrs )
( 20-30yrs )
BSG & U-REPORT
Total BSG registered on
#KindnessMatters is campaign by
UNESCO | MGIEP which inspires
young people to share their acts of
kindness for others, themselves and nature.
We concluded the campaign after gathering
thousands of submissions.
U - AMBASSADOR
A special Task force of young
people are being assembled to act
as a steering committee for
U Report India.
Stay Tuned For More Updates.
“Let's fix our Food Survey” designed by PHFI to understand young people's perception on what influences their food-choices, what needs to change is live on U-Report India in 12 languages for age 10 to 19 years.
IMPACT WITH YOUTH
Young people are being encouraged to take a commitment to join hands with older allies across their home, school, and workplace and lead the change they want to see!