The CYP 'Youth in Development Work' a breakthrough for international education, is the first Commonwealth wide education to enable, ensure and empower youth to face the challenges in an ever changing world. The Pan Commonwealth Office has been running this programme for the past 21 years all over the Commonwealth and is now offering it in India, in distance mode, in collaboration with IGNOU. It is a unique competency based programme endeavoring to develop the potential of youth in development work. The objectives are to:
- Enable young people to act on their own behalf
- Ensure that the youth function in accordance with value systems which give a sense of purpose and meaning to how young people use their skills and knowledge.
- Empower youth with democratic principles so that young people can play an assertive and constructive role in decision making process of the country.