PEOPLE BASED DEVELOPMENT

People based development is a process that builds on people's own capacity and resources.

This two-week study programme based in a grassroots setting in India explains how the process works. The programme is of special value to those who wish to pursue meaningful intervention for social change, project administration or implementation in various international development projects, national social care or community development initiatives.

Some reflections by the Participants 

This programme has opened up my eyes that I can make a difference. I want to follow my dreams and not only the way the society wants me to go. This is a huge step for me.

I was not expecting such deep reflections on who I am as an individual, my beliefs and my values. But I find after the course that I am more open as a professional and as a spirit. I quite like the focus on the “self”, life as a whole and yoga.

The most important learning : you have to be connected with the inner you to be able to reach others in the best way. I can do what I want with my life. I think that people based development is a way of looking at humans. This value is possible to carry, independent of where you live your life. I will leave this place with a big life experience which has given me a new perspective of life.

I am sitting with the feeling of self confidence and I feel empowered, more than I did before I came. I am going to give more of myself and I am going to use the learning of deep conversations and trust. The best learning is how we can help others by not just give them money but to give them confidence to do something about their life themselves.

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On the steps of Manavodaya
On the steps of Manavodaya
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With students of Lucknow University
With students of Lucknow University
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Visiting the apex bank NABARD
Visiting the apex bank NABARD
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At Manavodaya Dressed in Sarees
At Manavodaya Dressed in Sarees
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Students of international course interact with artisans
Students of international course interact with artisans
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Presentation by participants
Presentation by participants
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Village women teaching participants to wear Sarees
Village women teaching participants to wear Sarees
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Celebrating the festival of colours
Celebrating the festival of colours
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At the famous Fatehpur Sikri fort in Agra
At the famous Fatehpur Sikri fort in Agra
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Dance class
Dance class
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Classroom discussions
Classroom discussions
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Daily yoga session
Daily yoga session
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