International course in India 2013

Manavodaya India provisional course dates

10-23 February 2013

A two-week programme titled ‘People Based Development – Concept and Practice’ for participants from abroad, is a unique experience in participatory development in India. It combines inputs in classroom with field visits involving direct interaction with villagers. A number of UK colleagues are already signed up for the course.

The programme is based on the following lessons learned at Manavodaya:

  • Participatory development is a process that builds on people’s own capacity and resources and it can be initiated by outsiders.
  • The process of  participatory development is feasible even among the very poor and illiterate.
  • A successful participatory development process requires a clear vision, strategy and suitable values among facilitators of the process.
  • The process can be adopted among groups of marginalised or disabled people too.
  • Participants from earlier programmes have used the method among refugees in Norway as well as people with learning disabilities in the UK.

If you want to know more about Manavodaya’s work then you can visit the following websites.