Calling all youth aged 10-24! What is your No.1 demand for health?

YouthBol wants to hear from adolescents and young people about what is most important for them because #YOUTHVOICESCOUNT

YouthBol is an opportunity for 10-24 year olds from across India to make their voices count for health. Young people rarely have any say in designing health policies and programs and youth voices have been largely MISSING in the hallways of power where youth agendas and policies are formulated. It’s time this changed.

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3 India) announces the launch of YouthBol, so that young people across India have voice and agency for issues related to their health and wellbeing. 

This national campaign is being run in partnership with Agents of IshqThe David and Lucile Packard FoundationHaiyyaLove Matters, USAID and Maternal Child Survival Program (MCSP), The YP Foundation and Youth Ki Awaaz. YouthBol sets out to query 100,000 adolescents and young people between the ages 10 to 24 from capital cities to rural villages, about their top priority for health information and services.

YouthBol results will be distilled to reflect the top healthcare “asks” from young people and:

  • Shared with government and other stakeholders to inform existing and new youth health policies and programs.
  • Shared with non-governmental stakeholders, policy makers and adolescent and youth health and rights advocates, to inform their programs and interventions for adolescents and young people.
Offline Platform

Data collection on-ground from young people between the ages of 10 to 24 using a pen and paper poll format

Online Platform

Data collection from young people between the ages of 18 to 24 using the online platform

YouthBol Steering Committee – Chaired by Centre for Catalyzing Change, the steering committee is supporting the campaign on social media by promoting the poll, engaging young people in discussions about health and well-being and disseminating results when they’re out.

POLL TARGET   100,000

24 January to 31 March

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3 India) is an Indian NGO that works to mobilize women and girls to achieve gender equality.  Its vision is a future in India where women and girls are fully empowered and equipped to realize their rights, access opportunities and achieve gender equality.  C3 has been working in India since 1987 to improve health and wellbeing of young people.

Visit C3 to know more about its work on equipping, mobilizing and empowering young people.

This project is made possible by USAID and the Maternal and Child Survival Program and does not reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.