No change is too small. No person is insignificant. The youth are the hope of tomorrow. They are brilliant young minds that just need to be encouraged, kindled and ignited! So, let us inspire young minds to be dynamic and creative – and they will lead change in the world!
The purpose of the ‘Moving young minds’ workshops is to provide space for youth to kindle the curiosity of youth, reorient towards positivity, make them aware of the social initiatives around the world, open their minds, and nurture their abilities to become active and responsible youth in their own communities. The dynamic interactions and discussions are focused on life and facilitated with a view to make aware of the possibilities around the world.
There is an urgent need in today’s society with growing influence of technology and an overload of information from a very young age. While, this has helped children learn better, it has its fair share of negative impact. Having interacted with youth in non-academic settings across the world, they have voiced the need for safe spaces for them to know the real picture of the world, and share their opinions about life freely – for which they presently rely on technology.
With this in mind, the broad themes of the workshops are understanding oneself, communication, world cultures, pursuing one’s dreams, connect with the community, social change, humaneness, confidence and creativity. The discussions often extend into various other perspectives relevant to them depending on their responses.
- Sustained interactions – Each session is for approx. 1 hour and would preferably not more than 40 participants at a time.
- One-off interaction – Condensed interaction for one to two hours consisting of activities, discussions and ideas directed towards initiating change
The workshops include anecdotes from around the world, visual aids, games and activities, and discussions suited for their specific contexts. In the sustained interactions, the first couple of sessions are quite informal and introductory to break the ice and build rapport.
Thus far the ‘Moving Young Minds’ workshops have been conducted with over 5000 youngsters in 10 countries with schools, NGOs, various institutions and communities around the world. The journey has been extremely gratifying and humbling, and I hope to be able to meet and inspire many more young minds towards making a difference in this world!
- Zdunska wola High School
- Gdansk Akademickie Liceum Ogólnokształcące School
- Krakow II High School. King Jan III Sobieski
- Wroclaw University
- Obchodní Akademie, Náchod
- Academy of Arts
- Architecture and Design, Prague
Nepal: Bandipur Campus
Indonesia: Bali Island School
- St. Xavier’s College
- D.Y Patil University
- Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Technology
- Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
- Avalon Heights International School
Pune, India: FAD International Fashion Institute
- Auro University
- JD Institute of Arts
- National Institute of Fashion Design
- Indore Institute of Law
- Renaissance College of Commerce & Management
- Amity College
- RITEE College of Management (RITCOM)
Auroville, India: ISAI Ambalam School
Rishikesh, India: Maa Anandmayee School