WHO ARE WE
Human Touch is a registered youth- led non-profit organization based in Goa. We enjoy a Special Consultative Status with Economic and Social Council of United Nations.
Human Touch informs, inspires and engages youth in development, so that they get involved and take action to improve their local communities and change the world.
We engage youth to address HIV, sexual and reproductive health and substance abuse in Goa. We believe in volunteerism and are fully driven by young volunteers.
We are passionate about sustainable development, the realization of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and promotion of a culture of peace and universal human rights for all.
WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT
Youth Participation - Involvement in the process of identifying needs, exploring solutions, making decisions and planning action within communities and organizations that seek to support civil society.
It is young people's right to be involved and have their voice heard in decisions that will impact on them. This right is enshrined in the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, article 12;
Participation of all citizens is essential to a healthy democratic society. This obviously includes the participation of young people.
By involving young people in the planning and management, services can remain relevant and effective as they are based on young people's reality as opposed to a professional's perceptions.