Activities for the month of September 2016

Peace Centre Team Meeting

Date: September 29, 2016, Time: 2 P.M.,  Location: Udaipur

Name of Event/Activity: Staff Meeting

Type of Activity: Discussion about the programs and individual learning plans

Brief Description:

The team of peace centre had a meeting at the centre to discuss the planning and review of the whole month. It helped the team members again to figure out the roles and responsibilities and what are the clear aims and objectives of the peace center. The team also discussed about the activities which have been conducted, challenges faced and steps taken to address the same. The team members developed their individual learning plans of what kinds of skill they would like to personally learn and achieve in the whole month. Each and every member also mentioned their areas and field of interest in which they will focus to develop their understanding and knowledge.

Theme: Strengthening the organization and individual growth

Rationale: It is very important for everyone to know and understand in which direction they are moving and what journey they are going through. It is important to develop some plans and strategies which will help team member to have a clear idea of what they want to accomplish. Looking at this need, peace centre team decided to conduct a meeting to discuss about the monthly plan of the centre and personal goals and objectives.

Resource Person/s: Rahul Dubey

Impact of Activity:

  1. Total number of participants (in that activity)

4 staff members

  1. Feedback:
  • From Organizers

Meeting was organized and managed well.

  • From Participants

Development of monthly plan was done in an effective way.

  • From Resource Persons

Meeting was good and all participants showed their active interests.

No. of new youth who joined the peace centre: 15

No. of new community members who joined the peace centre: 7

No. of new partnerships: 4


Youth Meeting

Date: September 25, 2016, Time: 5 p.m, Location: Ghati, Kherwara

Name of Event/Activity: Youth Meeting, Type of Activity: Youth Engagement

Brief Description:

Ghati center conducted a meeting of young people belonging to Ghati village. Meeting was held to know what youth wants to learn in the process of a whole year and how they can become the role models of their village. Young people discussed with the resource person how they want to engage at the center and come out as a leader for younger people of their village. Time and date of next meeting was also decided during the group discussions and youth were promised that the center would help them to become a leader if they also remain persistent and regularly engaged.

Theme: Building learning plans of Youth

Rationale:

ALFA is running its one of the peace centres in Ghati village where youth meeting happened to strengthen the centre. Youth engagement in community arrangement is very crucial since more than half of our population is young which shows the strength and the kind of influence they can leave on the nation and local communities in particular. Ghati is a place which is a mix of many identities from different caste and religion. Majority of the population belongs to tribal community. So there are chances and cases of conflict in the community. Youth are the ones who easily get influenced by polarizing elements of society which includes various religious groups that ignite the fire of conflict. It is important to empower the youth and make them understand that they can manifest a peaceful society.

Resource Person/s: Lokesh and Naresh

  1. Impact of Activity:
    Youth were given food for thought to find out what they wish to learn in the coming 1 year. They shared some of the learning and became excited to work on them
  2. Total number of participants (in that activity)

250 youth participants

  1. Feedback:
  • From Organizers

It was good to see such enthusiasm among youth about their learning.

  • From Participants

They were excited to share and work on their respective learning plans.

  • From Resource Persons

Good to see how youth participation in the decision making at all different levels has to be participatory and inclusive.


World Peace Day

Date: September 21, 2016, Time: 10:30 a.m., Location: CASA Training Centre, Udaipur

Name of Event/Activity: World Peace Day

Type of Activity: Spreading Peace in the Society

Brief Description:

ALFA Educational Society in collaboration with CSSS celebrated World Peace Day on 21st September, 2016 as a part of Youth Council campaign. The day was commemorated to promote love, peace and friendship in the society. It is a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace. The day started with some brief introduction about the schedule and importance of the day delivered by Rahul. After the introduction, a movie named “Shudras- the rising” was screened which depicted the atrocities that Shudras or Dalits in particular had to go through and how it still happens but in different forms. After the movie, social activist Mr. Nayan Patel was invited to further the issue of caste system. He spoke on “Reservation and Caste”. Another fellow speaker in the continuation of the previous session, Mehul Makwana, also added his opinions and thoughts on reservation and majorly connected it to the present scenario. The last and the third session of the day was focused on the present scenario of communalism and what all could be the possible solutions to end the same. The whole day became very interactive as all the young people were curious to understand the issues.

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Theme: Spreading awareness about Peace

Rationale:

India is the youngest nation in the world with more than half of the population belonging to 18-24 years. Still many of them don’t play important roles in the development of the country. If population is huge, given the power to lead, youth can play humongous role in building a peaceful society.  Peace can be achieved by eradicating social disparity and discrimination, intolerance, ignorance and other evils of the society as these are the elements which hinder the growth as well as tranquility of a nation. And peace in the society comes from peace at home. Start living a life free of the above mentioned evils and help creating a society full of happiness and peace.

Resource Person/s:

  1. Mr. Nayan Patel
  2. Mr. Mehul Makwana
  3. Mr. Bhanwar Meghwanshi

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  1. Impact of Activity:

All youth participants came with an open and curious mind to build their understanding on the current and ongoing issues which are disrupting peace in the communities. The activities were planned and designed according to the current local issues of the societies.

  • Total number of participants (in that activity)

70 youth participants

  • Feedback:
  1. From Organizers

Youth showed their interest in understanding the current scenario in the country and made the sessions interactive.

  1. From Participants

Participants learned the importance of peace and harmony in the community and how they should deal with the conflicts.

  1. From Resource Persons

The young peace builders are more concerned about the present local issues of their communities and are taking steps towards building peaceful communities every day.

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Session on Right to Information

Date: September 9, 2016, Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Community Peace Centre, Udaipur, Name of Event/Activity: Session

Type of Activity: Developing information on RTI

Brief Description:

One of our volunteers named Yudhishthir has shown interest in the Act and has researched about the same. He wanted to share his findings and thus took a session on the RTI Act. He apprised other youth about how this act came into effect, why there is a need and how people can use it. Many people have benefitted from the Act and many government led scams have been unveiled because of its implementation. He explained other volunteers how to avail the benefits, become a responsible citizen and spread peace in the society. Transparency plays an important role in building a peaceful society. This makes the government feel accountable to its people and truly follows the definition of democracy.

Theme: Building understanding on RTI

Rationale: India ranks 76th in the Corruption Perception Index just as the last year showing no improvement. It is plagued with high level of corruption in almost all fields and areas. An IAS officer turned social activist named Aruna Roy along with many local activists and grass root civil society organizations fought diligently to pass an act to tackle this evil of corruption and bring greater transparency and accountability in the government. The act was then passed by the Government of India in 2005 and was named Right To Information Act popularly known as RTI.

Resource Person/s: Yudhishthir Pandit

Impact of Activity:

  • Total number of participants (in that activity)

10 youth participants

  1. Feedback:
  2. From Organizers

It was very good and participants showed their interest actively

  1. From Participants

The session taken was informative and impactful. The information provided was very useful and will be implemented in whenever needed.

iii. From Resource Persons

The team did a very good job and they have to keep on organizing such events in the future to apprise the youth about latest schemes.


Session on Relationships

Date: September 9, 2016, Time: 10 a.m. , Location: Community Peace Centre, Udaipur

Name of Event/Activity: Session , Type of Activity: Interactive activity

Brief Description:

Divyesh, one of our volunteers of peace centre facilitated the session on Relationships styles and it various handling modes. He explained the importance of having people in life with whom you can share things and build strong connections. The session focused on various exercises which made all youth participants think about their life and how many people they are attached with at all different levels. The people included everyone from parents, friends to a common person they see and meet in their daily life. Through these activities, the facilitator made them think on how and why some relationships are more strong and long termed than other and how one could actually spread the circle of relationships in his/her life. The session at the end got connected with the real life and with the concept of social exclusion that how many different communities/group of people/some particular caste members are isolated or neglected from the rest of the society.

Theme: Importance of Relationships

Rationale:

Human beings survive on the system of relationships and especially we Indians are much attached to the ones we are close or have some kind of relation with. When this system is disrupted, conflict sets in. Due to this commotion we tend to lose the ones we are close with and at the end are left with just a few people. Instead it is important to know the root cause and have a dialogue to settle the situation, get back to those people and widen the circle.

Resource Person/s: Divyesh Joshi

Impact of Activity:

  1. Total number of participants (in that activity)
  • youth
  1. Feedback:
  • From Organizers

Session became interactive.

  • From Participants

Participants found it interesting on how they can increase their relationship circle.

  • From Resource Persons

Youth engagement was good.


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