U-NEWS INDIA EDITION #3: FEBRUARY 2024
A group of 70 young change-makers, personify the spirit of U-Report India. Carefully selected from a pool of 25 lakh U-Reporters in India, these youth, aged 16-25, represent diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise.
In just over three months, they've achieved:
30+ on-ground events across India.
Created a knowledge-sharing website.
Co-created visually appealing webpage design for showcasing advocacy programs.
A referral campaign for boosting U-Report enrollments.
A professional logo that gives the U-Ambassador program a unique identity.
Active participation in a nationwide poll addressing critical youth issues.
These brilliant U-Ambassadors are driving positive change and making their voices heard across the nation. Stay tuned for more updates on their impactful initiatives!
U-Reporters from India on a Global stage
Global Poll on Foundational Learning
U-Report India was a key contributor of this poll, as around 33,000 young people (below 18yrs) participated in this poll and contributed with their interesting insights on their perception of the education system in India.
The best part is that one of the young person from Gujarat, India - ‘Ms Nishtha Panchal’ was selected as the voice of the entire U-Report community with
32 Million U-Reporters from around the world to present key U-Report findings from the poll in the
International Education Summit in New York held in September 2023.
funDoo goes global
During the visit of Mr Thomas Davin, Director of the Office of Innovation, UNICEF, to India, funDoo was highlighted to him as THE SKILLING PLATFORM for Young People. Being fascinated, Thomas welcomed some young people from around India to share their experiences about funDoo. In a High-Level meeting between Thomas and Senior UNICEF officials, some U-Reporters present both in-person and online, shared their experiences.
A special feature interview was conducted with U-Reporter Ms Diksha Soni who visited UNICEF office from her hometown in Madhya Pradesh.
An extra special feature was given to U-Reporter
Mr Akash who was interviewed by Thomas himself.
U-Report states with more than 100,000 U-Reporters:
1. Haryana 371,000
2. Uttar Pradesh 280,000
3. Bihar 171,000
4. Maharashtra 150,000
5. Madhya Pradesh 128,000
6. Rajasthan 122,000
7. Punjab 101,000
Total U-Reporters: 29 Lakh
Career growth with U-Report
Check out these new additions on U-Report India which will help you get ahead in career and new opportunities.
Learn about the Apprenticeship programme
U-Report India and YuWaah have partnered to launch an Apprenticeship awareness bot. This bot educates young people about National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme and National Apprenticeship Training Scheme, which are schemes that offer employment opportunities.
Start your Business
U-Report India and YuWaah have partnered to create an entrepreneurship resource bot for the youth which provides basic guidance on starting a business, covering topics such as business plan, funding, marketing, and legal aspects. You can check out this resource bot by sending BUSS on U-Report India.
Gaming for Girls
The Gaming4Girls chatbot is aimed to empower adolescent girls and young women with the skills and opportunities needed to excel in the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts and Math).
With the gaming industry now valued at a staggering $245 Billion, young girls can explore career in the World of Gaming.