In India, our first Youth Resource Centre has been set up in the Subalaya Panchayat community, Ganjam District, Orissa. This is a significant milestone for young people in the community as well as Restless Development.
The Youth Resource Centre will serve as the information hub for young people in the community who now have free access to computers, internet and information on livelihoods and employment, civic rights and health.
The opening saw 500 young people, community members and officials take part. Sidhanta Mohapatra, Member of Parliament for Orissa and a film actor was guest of honour. He encouraged the young people to “be restless and focus on sustaining the work started by Restless Development.”
He also pledged to support Restless Development in establishing links with colleges, universities and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, itself in securing permission to work in schools on sexual health and reproductive rights issues.
This Youth Resource Centre is a result of our partnership with Tesco Charitable Trust and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth development, the apex body of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The partnership aims to establish a further eight resource centres.
Sidanth, Orissa MP, checking our website from the Youth Resource Centre.