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Youth Forum Nepal (YFN) is a non-government, non-profit making social organization established in 2007 by a group of motivated professionals working in the field of social work. YFN aims of enterprising youths that seek to bring positive changes in the society through moral, social, psychological, and intellectual transformations of youths. Youths have potentials and ideas but they lack orientation and we are here to provide them with appropriate materials and tools. YFN works to strengthen bonds between young people and their community.
 
       
   
       
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Check out useful links and information that provide you complete resources on web.

  1. The Forum for Youth Investment (www.forumfyi.org)
  2. The Innovation Center ( theinnovationcenter.org)
  3. Child & Youth Health (www.cyh.com)
  4. Youth at the UN (www.un.org)

(List of websites) More can be obtained through :
www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/links.htm#centres-networks

These are selected websites that have useful information and resources for young people. These are under the following categories.

 
     
 

» Campaigns & Activism

» Reproductive and Sexual Health

» Youth Organisations and Networks


» Anti-Smoking

» Personal Development

» Education and Scholarships

 
     
  Campaigns & Activism  
     
 

Global Response - www.globalresponse.org
Global Response - Environmental Action and Education Network is an international letter-writing organization. Based in Colorado, US Global Response acts like a guard to our environment.

Youth and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -
www.mdgyouthpaper.org
The website consist of the final version of the report 'Youth and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation', which was drafted by a global group of young people and launched on 19 April 2005 at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development. The report finds that, while young people often comprise 70% of the population in many developing nations, much work needs to be done to address the needs of youth and their potential to contribute significantly to achieving the MDGs.

Advocates for Youth -
www.advocatesforyouth.org
Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Activism 2000 PROJECT
- www.youthactivism.com
This clearinghouse provides information, tools, and resources for maximum participation of young people in communities, businesses, and governments. It includes an intergenerational advocacy toolkit and other books and videos that highlight youth infusion in decision-making roles.

Real Girls Magazine - www.realgirlsmagazine.com
It is an activist oriented site geared toward girls and young women, but all the content is very info intensive and applicable to guys as well.

 
     
   
     
  Reproductive & Sexual Health  
     
 

Go Ask Alice! - www.goaskalice.org
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Education Program. "Alice!" answers questions about relationships; sexuality; sexual health; emotional health; fitness; nutrition; alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs; and, general health. The website gives you the latest inquiries and responses; lets you find health information and gives you the chance to ask Alice! your questions.

Mezzo -
www.ippf.org/mezzo/index.htm
Mezzo is a magazine by youth for youth allowing young people from all over the world to speak their mind about issues like Friendship, love, sexual relationships and parenthood. Sponsored by International Planned Parenthood Foundation.

It's Your (Sex) Life
- www.itsyoursexlife.com
This is a site that answers questions about contraception, STIs, and how teens can negotiate their sexual lives. This site is sponsored by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

Teen Advice Online -
www.teenadviceonline.com
This Web site deals with a wide array of questions about sexual health issues in today's world. Teens contribute stories about their own experiences.

Youth HIV -
www.youthhiv.org
A Web site that is created by and for HIV positive youth and peer educators. It is a project created by Advocates for Youth and offers sexual and mental health information, community support, opportunities for advocacy, resources and referrals, and online peer education.

I Wanna Know -
www.iwannaknow.org
This is a teen-oriented Web site that includes questions and answers on teen sexuality and STIs.

YPEER -
www.youthpeer.org
The Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) site provides information and resources to support the development of peer education projects. Started in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 27 country-specific pages share experiences from the field. The Peer Classroom provides expert information on sexual and reproductive health and suggestions for lessons with peer educators.

Teen Wire -
www.teenwire.com
This site in English and Spanish, from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, offers information on sexuality and health. Its "Ask the Experts" section allows young people to ask questions online and participate in chats.

Staying Alive - www.staying-alive.org
Staying Alive is an international campaign that provides information on HIV/AIDS prevention and protection, promotes safer lifestyle choices, and encourages people to fight stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS.

 
     
   
     
  Youth Organisations & Networks  
     
 

TAKINGITGLOBAL – www.takingitglobal.org

Youth Action Net -
www.YouthActionNet.org
YouthActionNet.org is an interactive web site designed by and for young people to create positive social change. The website provides young people a virtual space where they can share lessons, stories, information, and resources on how to lead effective change.

Youth work -
www.youthwork.com
Youthwork Links and Ideas has a collection of information the internet has to offer youth workers. The site offers various links, ideas, games, stories, humour that will give you connections to many different youthwork resources on the Internet.

InfoYouth -
www.infoyouth.com
The InfoYouth network was set up to provide an overview of youth policies and programmes throughout the world. Designed as a network of networks, it is an effective tool to access, select and disseminate relevant information at international, national and local levels.

Young MDG -
www.youngmdg.com
Several websites have been made around the world dealing with the MDGs, but none have been geared towards children and young people. This website aims to introduce children to the MDGs, and educate them about each goal in an interesting and fun way.

UN Youth -
www.un.org/youth
The United Nations Youth website aims to enhance awareness of the global situation of youth. It works towards greater participation of young people in the social and economic life of their societies. In this website you can find out more about the UN and Youth; know about youth organizations worldwide; get details on global youth distribution, learn about national youth policies, find a UN document related to youth, learn about upcoming and past events, find job or internship opportunities, etc.

Youth Link -
http://youthink.worldbank.org
Here you'll find information about global issues that matter to young people today. You can explore the research, knowledge and experience gathered by World Bank experts on issues like poverty, development, and conflict. It also offers opportunities for you to tell how things look from your angle, your street, your community, and your world. You can learn the facts; share your stories with youthink and the world. You can make yourself heard.

Development Gateway -
www.developmentgateway.org/youth
The Development Gateway is an independent not-for-profit organization. It exploit powerful and affordable information and communication technologies (ICT) that were previously unavailable to: increase knowledge sharing; enhance development effectiveness; improve public sector transparency; and build local capacity to empower communities.

 
     
   
     
  Anti Smoking  
     
 

Mind Focus - www.mindfocus.com
The website has information about smoking and the simple ways to quit smoking. Easy to use information and tips on quitting smoking.

Quit Smoking -
www.quitsmoking.com
In this website you can find lots of information on how to quit smoking. You'll learn how to set a quit date, quit, and avoid weight gain. Learn ways to make quitting easier, even if you are a long-time smoker. It has also collections of articles written by various people.

 
     
   
     
  Personal Development  
     
 

Mind Tools! - www.mindtools.com
mindtools.com has resources on techniques to help think excellently (like problem solving skills, information skills, improving your memory); skills for high performance living (like time management skills, goal setting; planning skills, communication skills); practical psychology (sports psychology, psychometric tests); links to bookstores and many other useful links.

Selfgrowth -
www.selfgrowth.com
selfgrowth.com provides hundreds of articles and organized links to over 4000 websites specializing in Personal Growth, Self Improvement and Self Help. It provides a weekly newsletter, regular articles on Personal Growth, IQ tests to challenge your mind and inspirational quotes to get you through the day. It also consists of message board, which is designed to provide an open forum for people to discuss ideas and ask questions about Self Improvement and Personal Growth.

The Road! -
www.theroad.com.hk
The Road is an innovative and effective counseling services on the Internet, with a wealth of resources for your own reading and personal development. THE ROAD approach is solution-oriented. This means that, while acknowledging past limitations and weaknesses, it concentrates on developing strengths and possibilities. It will take you beyond explanations and problems, towards solutions, competence and capabilities.

 
     
   
     
  Education & Scholarships  
     
 

International Education Financial Aid - www.iefa.org
IEFA is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for international students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

The International Student -
www.internationalstudent.net
InternationalStudent.Net website is a destination for international students to access a wide range of resources and information. One can learn more about the whole college admission process, paying for college, student Visas, employment and much more.

Fastweb - www.fastweb.com
Fastweb is a scholarship website assisting students get funding support for their studies. You can search for about 600,000 scholarships worth over $1 billion in this site. Apart from that you can find your dream school with personalized matching against over 4,000 colleges. You can also get expert tips on financial aid, careers and more.

SRN Express -
www.srnexpress.com
Scholarship Resource Network Express contains a database of over 8,000 programs with a distribution level of over 150,000 awards for undergraduate and postgraduate students worth a total of more than $35 million!

FRESCH -
www.freschinfo.com
FreSch! has a database of over 2,000 organizations and foundations that offer scholarships, representing approximately 169,000 awards. Your first step should be to PowerSearch the Database. After you have searched for scholarships, it would be a good idea to browse the database, and look for additional scholarships that you might be eligible for but didn't necessarily match your exact search specifications.

 
     
   
     
   
       
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