The founder of the organisation is Mr. Anand Ch. Sahu. He is a youth leader, trainer and a counselor with expertise in the field of managerial and administrative skills. The main reason behind this foundation is to empower the oppressed and the marginalised sections of the society.
About the organisation
YMCA or Young Men’s Christian Association was established in the year 1979 and is affiliated to the National Council of YMCAs of India. The association aims to unite men, women, youth and children as co- worker with God to promote mutual caring and love. The organisation was set up with a vision to cater to all the sections of the society while focusing on holistic development of the youth. The objective of the association is to empower the oppressed and marginalized sections of the society .In its three decade existence, YMCA, Jamshedpur has pioneered programmes serving all the cross-sections of the citizens of this city and its surrounding areas.
Association with Smile Foundation
YMCA Jamshedpur in association with Smile Foundation runs Smile Twin –e – Learning Programme to provide extensive training in the areas of computer skills and English proficiency to youth in the region. As a part of personality development initiative under Smile Twin e Learning programme, debate clubs have been organised to encourage public speaking among the underprivileged youth of the target communities.
Other Activities at YMCA
Cultural Activities: YMCA Cultural activities are a platform for participants to engage in free flow of thoughts and ideas. It is a forum where creativity, skill and talent are nurtured. The cultural activities range from dramatics to various forms of dance, art and craft defining the spirit of our unique and treasured culture.
Youth activities: The Youth activities at YMCA are a reflection of the spirit of youth – uninhibited and spirited. The Uni-Y or University YMCA is the Adventure programme organised by YMCA. Also leadership training seminars are conducted to shape the minds of the future leaders. Fun and learning blends mid way with the “Retreat Camps” that forms the core of the youth activities along with various elocution, debates and quizzes to improve the analytical ability and level of communication amongst the participants.
Social activities: Awareness programmes on health focuses primarily on improving daily hygiene, checking drug abuse, alcohol sanitation, and prevention against deadly diseases like T.B./Malaria or Diarrhea. In Urban Slums of Jamshedpur various blood donation camps and Pulse Polio drive have been organised from time to time.
Stories of Hope
Seema hails from Sonari Kumar Para, Jamshedpur.Seema has two young siblings - a sister and a brother. Her father is a farmer in the village while mother works as a maidservant. One of her mother’s employer informed her of the Smile Twin e Learning Programme .With a sincere and dedicated approach towards studies, her performance in the course improved consistently. She joined Adarsh Seva Sadan School as a Primary teacher and provides financial support to her family.
Ms. Triveni, lives with her mother and two elder brothers in Bhakti Nagar, Jamshedpur. Since her father’s demise , the family had to face financial crisis..She came to know about Smile Twin e-Learning Programme through one of the slum peer volunteer. As a part of the course, she learned computer skills and developed profiency in English speaking .Being a dedicated and sincere student, she joined Tata Vestige. Being able to support her family gives her much needed satisfaction and zeal