OYSC began with a unique vision, a glimmer of inspiration, and a young man with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the world. Rohan Pappu spent much of his childhood in Southern India roaming around little villages. He met numerous people during this period and learnt about their way of life, as well as the hardships and conflict they experience on a daily basis. After completing his tenth grade, Rohan became acutely aware of the structural unfairness that Indian individuals experience on a daily basis.
Rohan set out to make a difference in the communities around him because he was passionate and wanted to make a difference. To begin, we contacted government officials to raise awareness of the daily challenges that many people confront in order to begin developing answers. This led to the formation of OYSC as an organization where like-minded, enthusiastic people can get together to discuss ideas and devise plans to bring about change in the community.
Before Rohan set out to finish his schooling, OYSC conducted three campaigns in the beginning. Poverty, health, and environmental concerns were all addressed in these initiatives.
Sohan Pappu, Rohan's younger brother, took over as Vice Chairman of OYSC at the age of 15 and continued the organization's work from that point forward. Since then, OYSC has experienced exponential growth and development, and it has even been recognized as an official NGO on a national level. Their mission has also evolved to include creating positive improvements in the areas of education and women's rights. OYSC aspires to create a brighter future and a united community for all of India thanks to the hard work of these two young guys and all of the supporters and volunteers who generously offer their time and effort..
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In our first campaign, we distributed water and buttermilk packets to individuals struggling with nourishment within the impoverished community.
Our volunteers sought out elderly individuals who struggle finding food to eat. Many of these people only eat one meal a day if they're lucky enough to find food. We distributed food packets and nutritious juices to this hunger-stricken community for months until they found security in an elderly shelter. We also spent much of this time discussing the benefits of finding refuge within these facilities rather than scavenging on the roadside.
OYSC has spent much time researching the poverty crisis in India, and discovered the underlying reasons causing homelessness and why many individuals resort to begging for survival. As a means to target this growing dilemma, volunteers took time to educate beggars on the economy and how their actions affect the development of the country. OYSC also aided able-bodied individuals in finding work and located elderly individuals into shelters as an active attempt to reduce roadside begging.
Independence Day is a jolly day for children in schools. Oh yeah! We all love to go to school on that one day. We celebrate with chocolates, candies, biscuits, dances, dramas and many other forms entertainment.
But what about the children in the slums who cannot afford to go to schools?
OYSC believes that everyone, regardless of status, income, or background, should share in the joy of celebrating this great nation's freedom. OYSC volunteers spends this day with the less fortunate community to help spread happiness, joy, and a sense of unity to these children. We have never seen brighter smiles than we do on these children's faces.
A quarter of women of reproductive age in India are malnourished, with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 18.5 kg/m (Source: NFHS 4 2015-16 ). This malnourishment passes from mother to child, creating a cycle of poor health, nutrition, and physical and cognitive development for many generations to come. This is why OYSC has nourishment as one of its focal points.
Fetal stunting is largely caused by the mother’s inadequate nutrition before and after conception. Improving the quantity and quality of food consumed in each household is a crucial element in improving nourishment within India.
OYSC has taken steps in advocating for poor pregnant women's health in government hospitals of Vijayawada. OYSC has also organized food-drives, distributing fruits, ragi flour, multi-vitamin, iron, and B-comp to impoverished women.
More than 65% of Indian women use old strips of cloth or leaves during their menstrual cycle instead of sanitary napkins. This can lead to vaginal irritation, infection, and even cancer in women, many of who do not have access to proper feminine products.
OYSC saw a need to bring awareness about reproductive health and increase the accessibility of affordable sanitary napkins for the poor rural women India. OYSC partnered with the NGO, Sujana Chowdhary Charitable Trust, and made affordable sanitary napkins for 4 INR each, which are available to all women from any economic background.
OYSC also focused on educating women about their menstrual cycle and hygienic routines to maintain their personal health. This is paired with the distribution of free sanitary napkins for young female students at 4 government schools located in Pedanandipadu & Palaparru villages, Guntur District. Books, dustbins, and buckets were also provided to each school.
Two rallies, gathering around 300 students, were conducted at the Pedanandipadu & Palaparru villages in the Guntur District. This event was used to teach the history of the Freedom Fighters and the struggles they faced, tirelessly working towards achieving independence for our country. We celebrated our Independence day at the Global Evangelical Ministries High School, Nuzividu founded by Mr. Joseph Murala on 15th August 2018. Mr. Parasuram, the Movie Script Writer had attended as the Chief Guest to this event.
Books and stationeries were donated to all 500 students and teachers at both schools. Meals were also provided to all the students and staff.
OYSC provided food to a 1000 migrant workers and people travelling on the buses with the help of the Local Police Department on 25th May, 2020 at the Benz Circle Circle.
100 sanitizers and 2000 masks were also distributed as preventative precautions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OYSC is honored to announce that the chief guest for our upcoming campaign is Shri. Kanna Lakshmi Narayana Garu, ex-state president of Bharatiya Janata Party and Ex - cabinet minister of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is going to take part in OYSC's 9th campaign where he will boost public awareness on COVID - 19 and educate individuals about the usage of plastic shields in public transportation and proper disinfecting protocol of the vehicles. This campaign will be completed by installing plastic shields in publicly used autos, dividing drivers and passengers for their protection.
We are very thankful for their time and taking part in our campaign. Sir, we are grateful for your care and participation.
While the pandemic is creating havoc in the world, OYSC volunteers chose to contribute their service to help auto-drivers their best. We have not only supplied protective shields, sanitizers, N95 masks to the drivers but also held the job of raising awareness about the importance of hygiene in these difficult days. Admiring OYSC's efforts, Sri. Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, Ex-cabinet minister AP who held many venerable positions in State Government Administration, agreed to take part and was the chief guest for this thoughtful initiative. This was a successful campaign with the impact on 500 auto driver's vehicles made safe to travel for both passengers and drivers.
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Recently we have started a project called Suraksha, which manufactures Organic and compostable sanitary napkins for the poor girls in remote areas. It will also spread awareness among people about mensuration and causes of Sanitary napkins in our Country.