'School For Transformation' brings an exciting 9-day leadership program through a rural immersion journey which brings together 15 passionate change-makers from all across India. This journey offers an opportunity to engage with social and developmental issues, to help you understand the diverse culture, sustainable living, and to effectively contribute to local communities, and to develop personal and professional skills. Participants leave the program as better-informed active citizens with a new set of perspectives.
During these 9 days, we also come with workshops, discussions, and activities designed to explore empathy, a journey to the self, and imbibe the sense of service.
Who can Apply?
This leadership program is open to 18-27 years old. Applicants below or beyond this age limit will be duly considered on a case-to-case basis
No education qualification and work experience is needed to apply for the program
The applicant must be committed to actively participate in the training and Engagement process with honesty, self-reflection, and self-motivation
Travel & Accommodation
Food, stay and all other mandatory requirements during the program will be taken care of
Participants will have to reach the venue by Day 0 night or early morning on Day 1
Pick and drop facility will be available at the nearest railway station on specific timing
Process of the Program
(Days 1 to 3) Participants come together and create a trusting community. The principle work for the team during the forming stage is to address lots of questions from the team, reflecting both their excitement about the new team and their roles
(Days 2-3) During these stage the team comes up with clear structures, goals, directions and roles so that the participants begins to build trust. Also, during this phase, participants are trying to see how the team will respond to differences and how it will handle conflict.
(Days 4-8) During the engaging stage, the participants start making a conscious effort to resolve problems and achieve group harmony. There might be more frequent and more meaningful communication among team members, and an increased willingness to share ideas or ask teammates for help.
Reflection & Celebration (Day 9) The team may find that this is an appropriate time for an evaluation of team processes and productivity. Here, participants share insights into personal and group process and are aware of their own (and each other's) strengths and weaknesses. Also, this will be the time for celebration of the journey so far.
(Day 9 and Ahead) Some journeys never end, now the participants go back to their communities and here the participants begin their journey from self to society as active citizens
Anita Rathod (She/Her)
Pursuing Integrated MS at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune
I loved the whole program, especially how it has conducted. I was very calm throughout the Winter School. Furthermore, I was not disturbed and very focused throughout the program.
Looking forward, I can definitely say that Winter School may become a new turning point in my life. I express my gratitude to each and every one.
Glimpses of Winter School 2021 Edition
These young change makers have come out of their comfort zones challenging their fears, with a curiosity to learn new things and to apply it in their communities. One of the primary objectives of Winter School program is to create spaces for youngsters where they could discuss the problems they are part of and collectively come up with innovative and practical solutions.
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