Traditional approaches to reducing urban poverty have focused on providing welfare services. Whilst these programmes may benefit some, few have managed to integrate them into the urban mainstream. The urban poor are treated as passive recipients of “development” rather than active partners, and are marginalised from decisions that determine the quality of urban life.
YUVA wants to create a space for engagement with the urban poor so that they can participate in decision making for themselves. Towards this YUVA plans To build organizations of people for direct action, conduct popular education for building awareness, To undertake conscientization through training process, To provide access for the fulfillment of basic rights and needs.