|Event Start Date:|
15th June 2018
|Event End Date:|
24th June 2018
The program aims at developing a deeper awareness of ourselves and the world around us by following our curiosity and discovering new understanding by creating a space to learn, to observe and engage with the diverse realities of our world.
The idea is also to bring ourselves into a rhythm with the surprisingly complex realities and wisdom of rural life, allowing ourselves a platform to begin to think more holistically and to challenge our preconceived notions about Indian rural communities.
Process of Gramya Manthan
Gramya Manthan is rooted in the timeless principles of the circle. The facilitators co-create a space for each participant to express her/his unique self as we learn together. Learning happens in three ways:
• We learn from each other
• We learn with each other
• We learn from our own self in the company of each other
The focus of our experience is curiosity and understanding and serving with kindness. Letting our “curiosity be greater than our criticality” creates a context for new ideas to emerge from within. As we step past our preconceived ideas we push our imagination to hold a larger vision of a more just, cooperative and sustainable human world. In the process, we enhance our leadership potential by being more aware of our own inner journey and develop a better understanding of the narratives that guide our thinking and our lives.
The process of inviting you to be a participant to the program, is more akin to a matchmaking than a process of selection or rejection. In this process we will engage with you, sharing our part of the story and holding great curiosity to know yours.
About Youth Alliance
Youth Alliance aims to nurture empathetic leaders who apply their head, heart, and hands to understand the world and drive change. We conduct ethical leadership and experiential learning programs for young people across India designed to raise awareness of careers in social change and inculcate a spirit of service across sectors. In last seven years, we have worked closely with 600+ youngsters emerging into around 24 social enterprises, 63 new initiatives, 186+ joining different development organizations and many more active volunteers.
Read more stories and reflections of our participants here: Ripples