The journey of Model Rural Youth Development Organization (MRYDO) entered its 30th year and has covered a long way in its endeavor to serve the most marginalized communities of the Society. From the beginning, MRYDO has tried to follow the path shown by its founder members and has tried to leave its footprints to ensure integrated urban and rural development.
In its journey to serve the marginalized sections, MRYDO takes pride for its commitment to achieve the goals set during the inception of the organization. But at the same time we are also fully aware of the fact that what we have achieved is just a drop in the ocean. Due to its uncompromised ideology and commitment, MRYDO has taken step by step measures and has grown from its infant stage and its youth. We at MRYDO feel that we have played our part in a very small way to change and catalyze the society and bring a sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized communities. We are also aware of the fact that there is still a long way to go. Throughout our journey, we have faced many challenges but all the challenges were dealt with a smiling face with the thinking that these are the opportunities.
MRYDO believes in working with and for the most marginalized rural and urban poor sections of the society in their ongoing struggle for livelihood security, social justice, and rights and to live a life with dignity. To reach out the vision, the organization, MRYDO has consciously moved from a sustainable development approach to a Right based Approach (RBA). MRYDO is working closely with duty bearers (State and District authorities, local administration), right holders (targeted communities), stake holders, media and the larger civil society organizations to protect and promote the human rights of especially the most marginalized communities. On the further networking and co-operation with State Government, various ministries, donors and civil society organizations is an ongoing process and has improved significantly during the year in a different mindset to move further and bring development within the community.
MRYDO implemented 25 social development projects supported by National and international donors both from Government and Non-Government sector like Ministry of Women and Child Development, India; GNCT of Delhi; Delhi and Punjab Sate AIDS control society; Mission Convergence, NABARD, Save the Children; Water Aid; Bharti-WalMart, Sesame Workshop Trust India etc. These projects have had many successes in improving the socio-economic, cultural and political status of the most marginalized communities in the target operational areas.
In the year 2015-16, MRYDO is successfully implementing 8 projects in Delhi NCR partnering with Mission Convergence, Delhi State AIDS control Society, GNCT of Delhi, Save the children, Water Aid, Sesame Workshop Trust India; 2 projects in Haryana with MWCD, India and Save the Children and 1 project in Punjab with Punjab State AIDS control Society. MRYDO has also successfully accomplished implementing 2 Projects partnering with Save the Children and WaterAid India during the year 2015-16.
I sincerely hope that this Annual Report of MRYDO will give all the stakeholders and interested persons an overview of our collective work for the period of 2015-16, and I look forward to critical and constructive comments and discussions for further improvement in all aspects MRYDO as an Organization.
Model Rural Youth Development Organization (MRYDO) – The Organization
Model Rural Youth Development Organization (MRYDO) is a registered non-profit, philanthropic organization working in Najafgarh, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. MYRDO was established in 1986 by a group of like-minded social development professionals and social activists to work on social issues affecting the most marginalized sections of the society. MYRDO has been working on social development issues including socio-economic research, training and capacity building, economic development and political empowerment of urban poor, youth, women and children and other marginalized communities. Over the last 30 years, the Organization has developed a good rapport with targeted communities and the Government in the field of youth, women and child development. The Chief functionary of the Organization is Mr. Shri Om supported by dedicated and qualified project staff from various socio-economic strata of the society including women and men.