International Youth Fellowship (IYF) was founded with the intention of cultivating leaders of next generation who are endowed with humble character and mindset. Its ultimate vision is to realize a brighter and healthier society with the motto of Challenge, Change and Cohesion.
IYF stands as a general youth organization that trains the youth of today to become leaders of tomorrow by hosting world camps in different countries all over the world. The world camp is organized in different countries in order to realize a comprehensive global outlook in today’s youth through cultural understanding. It cultivates global mindset among future leaders by guiding them to accept people who are different from themselves. The youths of today have fallen into many problems such as drinking, smoking, drug addiction and depression.
The IYF World camps held worldwide instill new hope and purpose in many hearts floundering in despair and hopelessness. As participants mingle with and open hearts to people of various cultural backgrounds, they are able to change through strengthened and broadened values and perspectives.
With a vision to strengthen the hearts and to form a better society IYF Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has been formed in 2009, with a small network of 5 students and now is tough body with a strong student network of 250 permanent volunteers and 2000 data bank.
The 2014 IYF World Camp Hyderabad was inaugurated at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on 13 September 2014 in the presence of Prof. E Haribabu, Acting VC, UoH; Dr. Swaranjit Sen, former DGP; Prof. K Rehman, Member of the Central MInority Commission, and IYF General Secretary, Mr. Seoung Hun Kim. This three day camp will see various performers rom South Korea, Thailand,Vietnam and Africa representing many cultures of the world. The opening ceremony saw some breath taking performances by youngsters from abroad specially to mention an Indian Bollywood hit song Mahi We in the traditional Indian attire that captured the packed audience. The African and Korean dances were so beautifully performed that the auditorium was reverberating with thunderous applause and request for more such performances. The IYF band from Delhi – The Incredibles sang a couple of melodious Hindi songs that soothed the mood of the audience.
The main programs for the next two days ie 14 and 15 September 2014 include Mind Education, Lectures, Special Guest Lectures, Academies and Cultural Performances from continents like Asia, America and Africa. More than 400 youngsters are participating in this camp.