Towards Values Based Development
WELCOME TO MANAVODAYA
As a pioneer of the Self Help process of social and economic empowerment, Manavodaya is credited with introduction of new values and methods in tackling poverty and social injustice among the poorest segments of rural populations. The Self Help Groups spread rapidly in India with direct support of the banks and the government. However, the values that created the spark among people for holistic change were lost in the process.
FROM HUMAN TO GLOBAL AWAKENING
The universal human values promoted by the institution Manavodaya (Human Awakening) of building Self Awareness and Collective Awareness among people need proper understanding and application in the quest for Sarvodaya (Global Awakening).
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APPLICATION OF VALUES
The institution Manavodaya was created with the purpose of applying these principles through suitable methods and values among disadvantaged groups in rural India. This led to building of systems of collective decision making and action among people’s groups like the Self Help Groups.
Manavodaya has been successful sharing these methods and values with a wide cross section of development professionals and workers, nationally and internationally with excellent response (Click on links below for details).
WHY VALUES IN POVERTY ALLEVIATION
The poorest segments of the population usually get left out in programmes of development and change due to multiple factors. To engage them in the process there is need to connect to them through appropriate facilitation skills and values. Read More....
JOIN A COURSE FOR A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON LIFE AND WORK
Conventional methods of teaching and working continue to rule the mindsets of people, and values are not a subject of discussion. However, our experience shows that it is possible to transform perspectives of people through methods of reflection and action. Manavodaya offers several courses, online and in-person for a balanced perspective on development and change.
We urge all professionals, citizens and youth to join one of our courses to understand the need for a paradigm shift in thinking and to engage with the larger Mission for justice, peace and harmony in society.