Waiting for the right opportunity to make a difference in the world? Take the first step and start your journey now!
This year Connect India has partnered with US-based InSPIRE to offer a group of exceptional young people (aged 18-35 years) of Indian origin an exciting opportunity. Learning Journey is an 18 day programme based in India, earnestly designed to make you question your assumptions, explore your values, connect to your roots, relate to humanity and live what you believe, forging authentic friendships along the way.
Learning Journey is ideal for open minded individuals who have a willingness to understand development in India, often through conflicting lenses, and a curiosity to understand their own identity.
Learning Journey has been developed by inspiring and passionate individuals across the UK, US and India. It will travel from Gujarat, all the way to Uttarakhand. Participants will engage with diverse organisations and indigenous communities. They will be able to recognise social issues and understand how change can happen. The programme will also provide a platform to explore youth development, social enterprise, agriculture and education.
We focus on leadership, identity and service. This, together with the ability to engage with those creating modern India, enables participants to discover diverse perspectives, challenging them to understand themselves in the process. Time will be split between group immersion, guided reflections and individual mentoring. Each interactive session has been creatively designed to deepen and challenge their understanding of what they observe, how they interpret and why they act. Pre and post-programme workshops provide a framework for participants to develop their own projects within their communities and continue to build on their experience in India.
What are you waiting for? Start your Learning Journey now.
Pre-programme UK orientation: date to be confirmed
Application opens: 3 April 2014
Application deadline: 22 May 2014
India programme dates: 6-23 September 2014
Post-programme UK workshop: date to be confirmed
Costs: £850, Discounted for students £722 (includes orientation, all India programme activities, accommodation, meals and transport during 18 day programme in India and a UK workshop)
After submitting your application, a member of the Connect India team will be in touch with you to arrange a telephone interview.
Connect India is inspired by and believes in a simple yet powerful thought; the world we live in tomorrow will be shaped by the young people of today, their values, their belief systems and their outlook.
We began with the aspiration to create opportunities for young people of Indian origin to deepen their understanding of who they are and realise their potential to make a difference in the world. As a result, we are able to offer a bursary in specific circumstances, as we believe in making this programme affordable and accessible to young people from different backgrounds. This has been made possible by the generosity of individuals who believe in this programme and have contributed towards a bursary. If you would like to apply for bursary please fill in the bursary section on the application form.
Furthermore, if you are inspired to help others, you can contribute towards future bursaries through our Just Giving page.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to speak with a past participant at learningjourney@connectindia.
Neeral, Learning Journey participant 2007