The Name Says It All…
Yuva Foundation began its journey with the Maharashtra Drought Relief Project (MDRP). The ‘MDRP’ got kick started in March 2013, continued through the month of April and finally culminated in the month of May 2013.
The project was initiated by the founding members and current President of the Yuva Foundation today. ‘MDRP’ is more or less the project that laid the foundation for the our organisation and should not be confused as a product of the organisation. It deserves a special respect as a project on its own.
It all began with an inspiring thought in the minds of Soham Sawalkar and Aditya Sureka; when they heard the news of the most severe drought Maharashtra has ever seen till date. They initiated the project, inspiring youngsters around them to join in. Soham – who was studying for his CS examinations as well as working at one of Mumbai’s big names in the estate industry; along with his friend Aditya, who also happens to work for the same industry in business development, were both left with very little time otherwise. Yet they took charge and ensured more youngsters coming together to take responsibility, of what they called – “Our Own People”. Gradually, it was a team of young minds working on this project. They visited the drought affected areas, and the actual scenario there left a deep impression on their hearts. The poor condition of the people, the disastrous climate, and the consequences that led them to die of hunger and sun strokes built a stronger willingness for the team to go out of their way to help the villagers across the affected areas.