Ocean in drop..15 inspiring co voyagers already on board.. come join the crew ;-) by PRAVAH

Consolidating 18 years of deep experience in life skills, active citizenship and youth development, Pravah is offering a learning voyage called Ocean in a Drop for facilitatorseducationists  and program  leaders working with young people.


The voyage begins on 19 July 2011  with a foundation retreat for  6 days at Delhi and  traverses four core terrains:


a)     Youth Development b) Instructional Design and Facilitation c) Systems Thinking d) Deep Self Awareness


We are delighted to announce the participation of the following organizations as co-voyagers so far confirmed for the July batch…


1.  National and International Support Organisation: 

  • IGSSS-India,
  • National Foundation of India
  • OXFAM-India
  • Fiedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)-India


2. Youth-led organizations

  • SAHER-Mumbai
  • Thoughtshop Foundation-Kolkatta,
  • YAAR- Mumbai


3. Youth-for-development organizations  

  • Abhivyakti Foundation-Jharkhand,
  • Harsha Trust –Orissa

 4. International participation 

  • The Voice Inc.-Papua New Guinea


In the previous batch we have had participants  from NACDOR, IGSSS, YUVA, Patang, National Foundation of India, Breakthrough, ComMutiny-The Youth Collective and  Pravah, as well as independent professionals, who are continuing their journey.Cohorts of these two batches will meet for an advanced retreat in October as a collective to explore further this field, enhance their personal and professional competencies and build a learning network.


The voyage is structured such that the inputs can be applied in the real world of the participants. Number of participants have already integrated their learning into their real life programs impacting not only their youth programming, but larger organizational direction.


Sharing some examples to illustrate:


Bharat from YUVAMumbai designed and co-facilitated training on youth development using learning materials from OID with 8 of his partner organizations from rural and urban Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, inspired by his now strengthened belief in capacity building of others, along with him, to ensure growth and development.

Mini Kakkar from NFI New Delhi has initiated a dialogue with her full organization on the possibility of

mainstreaming youth development into all thematics at NFI including community heath, governance and other portfolios. One clear shift in perspective in not only her, but other team leaders, that she has been able to inspire is, of making real efforts to move youth from beneficiaries of programs to partners in development. The process has strengthened her commitment for youth work. 

Mashkoor from NACDOR used the design and facilitation principles at OID to conduct a 3 day training on youth leadership for 25 dalit youth social activists from Bundelkhand, U.P. He shares that he relates with people better and has a renewed focus on design as against action/facilitation. 


Reben from IGSSS Assam
 4 different communities (Santhal, Rajbongshi, Nepali, Boro) to enable then to blossom into inspiring leaders of the community.

Rama from Commutiny-The Youth Collective feels more equipped in creating learning environments for young change agents demonstrated in the last 3 key events organized by her, enhancing focus on participation, inclusiveness, experiential learning, collective engagements along with fun and celebration. Also one tool (Vyaktitva Self Explorer) introduced at OID has emerged as a great reflection instrument for them that supports evidence based deep self reflection for young people and she has been able to use it successfully with 30 young change leaders from across India in two phases of the leadership program. 

We request nominations of facilitators from organizations working with youth for the July batch which starts with foundation retreat workshop scheduled from 19 to 24 July, 2011. Please revert by early next week as the early bird discount is till 20th June only. 


Please feel free to contact Ritikaa at 09910299661 for further understanding of the voyage.


The First Ocean in a Drop batch


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