Youth For Action (YFA) is a Non-Government Organization based in Hyderabad, which started in a humble way, and in its period of existence of more than two decades, established itself in the realms of natural resources management, as well as effective organization of human resources and aspirations for collective problem addressal. Women and under privileged sections of rural community remain its target groups. It has a rich experience in reducing maternal/child mortalities and communicable diseases, nutritional security of women and children to reduce anaemia, skills education to youth, enhanced yields of drylands, income promoting prosperity, social justice, local governance, Micro credit and in implementation of eco-housing projects in partnership with local population.
YF A as on organization, was inspired by the selfless work of Baba Amte. During his visit to the state of Andhra Pradesh and the district of Mahaboobnagar in connection with the "Bharat Jodo" or "Knit India" movement, he showed overwhelming concern for the degrading eco-system and its impact on the eroding livelihood patterns in the villages. In a series of sharing sessions with a group of young men, who had already started
organizing the people in an informal way to meet their food security needs, he first mooted the idea of an organized team to put in efforts at the grassroots level searching for sustainable solutions to the problems. Thus YFA came into existence formally in the year 1986 initially consisting of Vadere Ramachandra Reddy, the first donor of land for the Bhoodhan movement of Vinobha Bhave, Shri.Kanakaiah Sashtry and Shri.E. Venkat
YFA was registered under the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Areas) Public Societies Registration, 1350 Fasli (Act of 1350F) Registration no: 1528 of 1986 dated 13th July, 1986.
We continuously strive to promote large number of community led opportunities, promoting the cause of gender equality and socio economic development of the women and women farmer’s. YFA aims at providing its services nationally through networking and exploring the new avenues and best innovative practices to reduce maternal/child mortalities and communicable diseases, nutritional security of women and children to reduce anaemia, skills education to youth, enhanced yields of drylands, income promoting prosperity, social justice and local governance.
YFA’s vision is to continuously focus on institutionalizing local governance, social justice and participatory collective action for sustainable development.