Welfare Association for New Generation (WANG)
WANG is a professionally managed committed Non Government youth led
movement, active in community development. The primary focus of WANG is to
struggle for a fairer society where everyone can obtain a life of justice and dignity.
Youth Development, Women Empowerment, Mother and Child Health, Young Girls Education are the most important components of its mission.
Gender justice, Peace Promotion, Youth Development and livelihood security are our primary areas of concern.
WANG's goal is to establish a peaceful, well educated and sensitized society, where everyone knows about
their Rights, where they can contribute in the areas of development process and avail the opportunities jointly with respect and dignity.
WANG has four main objectives to achieve its goal:
To Mobilize the Community about their rights and the issues which are being faced by them.
To empower the Youth by building their capacity, providing them with a platform to learn and share their ideas. To advocate regarding public concerning issues including health, peace, citizen’s rights, the decisions makers.
To struggle for a healthy and sensitized society and promotion of education.
To provide opportunities to the people without any discrimination, that they can develop their social, economic and cultural status.
HOW THE OBJECTIVES WERE ACHIEVED
It’s not a one time campaign but rather an ongoing movement where the struggles are in progress and the changes are happening day by day.
WANG uses the mediums of Street Theater, Media, Film Making, Social Media,and Local arts to engage communities.
WANG's initiatives encouraged people to ask questions from their representatives with courage as WANG frequently organises public dialogues by bringing the public and policy makers to one place to discuss the community's issues.
WNAG helped kids in schools to raise their voices through developing short movies and using social media to help these kids to raise the issue of schools in front of concerned officers.
WANG has wider impact on the lives of common people. WANG helped communities to become vocal and concerned about their issues and they have been sharing their voices.
WANG is considered to bring hope among people to raise their voice on issues. People expect WANG to be their voice.
WANG's impact can be seen by the passion of volunteerism by the youth in the area.
WANG went through different steps initially.
With a lack of access to resources and initial funding to survive and a lack of trust by stakeholders, as seeing youth leading the movement, where young people have been underestimated by the stakeholders. and issues faced by WANG's volunteers because of conflict affected areas.
Lessons learnt include: not depending on funding for further activities, WANG started its own income generation activities including street theater and consultancy of facilitation and video and photography assignments to cover our daily expenses.