This Saturday, January 23, SAATH took over 100 Azaad youth from slums across Ahmedabad on a picnic to Thol Lake, a nature preserve and bird sanctuary outside of the city. The day included games of Cricket, Kho, and Kabadi as well as Carom and Chess for the more intellectual among our youth. SAATH intern Bijal brought and taught hula hooping to the youth as well.
SAATH would like to thank supporters from GiveIndia who contributed funds for sports equipment to make this recreation opportunity possible.
While working with youth (18 to 30 years) from slums, SAATH realized that these youth need emotional and psychological support as well as a platform to share, innovate, and explore. SAATH established Azaad Youth Groups that are managed and run entirely by community youth. SAATH’s Azaad Youth have been recognized by Ashoka and Volunteer Ahmedabad for their role in raising awareness and being community leaders.