A Humanitarian Approach to Sustainable Social Change
A humanitarian approach to social change is characterised by an evolved consciousness and systematic process of facilitating collective awareness and action among people complementary and essential to interventions by governments.
The process needs close understanding and application of methods and values needed for the purpose. The associated values and methods have been a subject of intensive discussion with participants of multiple programs at Manavodaya over a period of two decades and have now been concretised as Steps in Conscious Living. As the principles and values associated with these steps find resonance with the statements of thought leaders of various civilisations across globe, we believe that reflection and action on steps in Conscious Living can contribute towards resolution of multiple challenges facing society like tackling climate change, poverty and injustice.
The steps are based on building self and collective awareness moving from human awakening (Manavodaya), to family and community awakening (Kutumbodaya) culminating in global awakening (Sarvodaya) based on the broad vision of Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam or The World is One Family. The steps are universal in nature and have already contributed significantly to new perspectives in life and work of practitioners and scholars from different countries in South Asia, Europe and Africa.
Students of IT College Lucknow at Manavodaya
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Anil Kumar Mishra, Prasauni, Nepal
This training is one of the best training in my life to improve myself, to link myself with supreme power by doing something to poor people living in remote areas. It helps me, my bank and my whole country.
Siyaram Rawat, Assistant Development Officer, India
It is a complete training in character building and knowledge about the art of living. Such a training should be compulsory for all government employees and officers before they join service.
James Musyoka, Wamunyu, Kenya
It dawned to me that life is just more than earning an income and raising a family. Those deep reflections were quite fundamental in reinforcing the power of self-consciousness and inner peace