Over 1200 youth and 70+ Educators attended, showcased 44 projects, across Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) Live events held in Noida and Bangalore. AYV Live, a platform to screen powerful youth media created under the AYV program, celebrated a successful eight years of completion in India.
American India Foundation, along with employee volunteers from Adobe, organized events in Noida and Bangalore to celebrate and encourage the youth and educators on their tremendous effort in creating these projects under the program. Over 50 Adobe employee volunteers across Noida and Bangalore took up various roles to organize a smooth flow of events ensuring a captive youth audience throughout the day. To entertain the youth, the employee volunteers also organized a music performance by the in-house Adobe band, a Nukkad Natak, and a 30 minute awareness session on Carnatic music.
The projects, varied in their formats and objectives, ranging from stop motion animations, documentaries, music videos, photo essays to public service announcements, highlighting issues like access to education, equality of the girl child, alcoholism, saving the environment and disability.
In India, AYV works across 99 sites reaching over 3,700 children and 174 educators and has helped produce over 245 short films in the year 2013 alone. The program is currently operating in India through partnerships with The American India Foundation, Global Fund for Children and Taking IT Global and has reached out to about 11,200 youth across the nation since its inception.
For more information on Adobe Youth Voices, please visit: youthvoices.adobe.com