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Start Date & Time
May 1, 2012
All day event.

End Date & Time
May 7, 2012
All day event.


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Name: Birendra Kumar
Phone: 08969977373
E-mail: gandhi@aasraindia.org

Human Rights
Peace & Conflict
Global Citizenship


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Peace building in Asia is a challenge for youth. Youth from Asia do not have much access to non violent conflict transformation training. Moving from a national to a South Asian identity is an important step for strengthening grassroots democracies.

Gandhi Shodh Sansthan and South Asia Peace Alliance (SAPA) works on nonviolence and peace issues in South Asia. There is an identified need for youth from Asia to learn about peace activism, facilitation skills and social engagement.

To this end , Gandhi Shodh Sansthan & SAPA plans a series of 5 day Training in India for Youth from selected youth from different country across ASIA and state of India with partnership with Gandhian Study Centres and Like minded organisation and individuals.

This workshop is happening at a time when historic Jan Satyagraha Campaign 2011-12 of SAPA partner organization Ekta Parishad. (Year long Gandhian action In India.) is in progress.. This gives opportunity to be part of this process as a part of non-violent training.

Champaran is know for Gandhiji’s Indigo Movement. He arrived here on 14th April 1917 and worked till 18th Oct 1917. He wrote in his biography “ Experiment woth truth” that he met Godess of Non-Violence” n champaran and Indigo movement showed right path for social change. Bhitiharwa , West Champaran is siutated on Indo – Nepal border where Gandhiji started a school on 20th Nov 1917 and Srimati Late Kasturba Gandhi and others look after this school for 6 months.
Vene of training will be same place where gandhiji’s had this school.
Participants Targeted: 50 from Asian countries and 50 Indians.

Programme content:

Youth will learn the practicalities of non-violent action and thus gain confidence to be able see demonstration of putting theory into action by taking part in on going nonviolent campaign in India. It will provide empowerment through dialogue and provide a toolkit for future action.

In this workshop the "Turning the Tide" tools for Nonviolent power for Social change.

Ekta Parishad module on Pedagogy of Nonviolent action and an Introduction to the Basic Facilitation skills for youth to work with community will be shared.

For Whom?

This is programme is open to those who believe practicing nonviolence by applying at the community level. Those desiring to become facilitators in the process at the grassroot level. We prefer youth(Above 20-30 Years) working with voluntary organizations, Institutes, Civil Society groups, Committed individuals.However it ill be nice to have volunteers associate with movement or civil society rater than staffs of civil societies.

Programme fees

Registration Fees is Rs. 1500 (For Developing Country and Indian) or $100 ( Developed Country) for a 5 days workshop. Particpants of the workshop will spend two days ( one night and two days) with exposure programme.to be with P.Vrajagopal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajagopal_P._V.), noted Gandhian, peace activist and Campaign leader during the Jansatyagraha Campaign. For learning of non-violent movement and mathod ( http://jansatyagraha.org ).

Registration fees inculde conference kits, food , accomadation , Local convyance and dress sets for all participants. Food will be pure vegiterians but healthy.

Participants will have travel on their own or get sponsorship for individuals or representing organizations.

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Birendra Kumar
Birendra Kumar

Ima O Anwana
Ima O Anwana

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Photos Photo Album

MrGeruld from QUAKERS from UK SAPA trainer

Kaith and Sabastin we must learn from them to live non-violent way

SAPA participants from assam , nepal and west bangal

SAPA participants discussing issue

SAPA's learning to resolve conflicts

SAPA group discussion

Host Project
ACT India
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