Category Archives: Home Based Projects

Project : Help partner NGOs register on donation platforms

Background :

Youth for Seva works with partner NGOs – whom it connects to volunteers who give their time.

As a principle, YFS volunteers do not raise money for partner NGOs – though they help with other aspects of fund raising – like designing brochures, websites, email newsletters etc. of the partner NGOs.

A useful  tool for raising funds is registering on donation platforms like Give India, Letz Change, Just Giving etc. This helps provide our partner NGOs with publicity for their work, and raise money.

 

Goal :

  • Make a list of donation platforms that are relevant to Indian NGOs.  This is not a small list, there are the known platforms and there are other platforms like CII that are not conventional donation platforms – but getting registered with them helps the partner NGOs.
  • Help partner NGOs register with a pre-screened list of online donation platforms.

 

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Expectations from Interns :

  • Unlike many other internship options listed on this site – which need daily travel to the seva centers, a significant part of the work in this internship is something that can be done from home.Off course a certain number of meetings with partner NGOs shall be required.
  • Since the work requires getting the documentation of the partner NGOs in the format required by donation platforms – it is very well suited to students of commerce or those pursuing professional programs like CA, CS, CWA etc. though all are welcome.

 

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Project : Record Audio Books

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There is a large population of visually challenged children in Bhaarat (India). Audio Books are very useful in helping them learn various subjects.

Youth for Seva – Delhi Chapter has been recording Audio Books since Sep 2012. Based on feedback from blind hostels and schools, our understanding of the work is as follows:

  • CBSE syllabus, IGNOU syllabus and state boards (in that order) – all need to be recorded
  • Recording books in English is simpler due to existence of TTS (Text-to-Speech) software. The shortage is biggest in audio books in Indic languages. Hindi, Telugu and Bangla are where the largest needs exist.
  • Younger children also want to listen to stories
  • Children want to listen to books like life stories of inspiring personalities.

 Goal :

  • Set up a core team that takes consistent care of Audio Book Recording even after the summer vacations.
  • Set up separate teams for
      • Content Creation (Recording Audio Books)
      • Content Tagging as per subject, language, class / Cleaning for noise / Changing formats to a standard
      • Distribution of content – by uploading files on internet (soundcloud, google drive etc.)
      • Partnerships / coordination – with other NGOs doing similar work, with blind schools etc.
  • Record 100 audio books in Hindi during the next 60 days

Ideal Team of Interns :

  • 2 – 3 project coordinators / co-coordinators for each section (Content creation / Tagging / Distribution / Partnerships)
  • 2 – 3 people to take care of file uploading / website
  • 50 – 100 interns / volunteers for recording audio books – can be very well done from home.