The framework stems from the four pillars of education laid down by UNESCO- Learning to Be, learn, work and live together. Through 10 sessions(once in every alternate week), the youth goes through a journey from exploring their strengths, values, learning needs and style, to discovering their Ikigai as well as to the aspect of giving and receiving feedback. Concepts like time management, goal setting, exploring trust etc are embedded in the program. With the amalgamation of various tools such as reflective questions, assessments, activities and mindfulness practice, facilitators enable the learning of the participants. Special focus is given to the project which every learner takes up from the second session. This project emerges from a challenge they are facing in their personal/academic areas.
Once a youth undergoes the Young Leaders Program, he/she can choose to get trained as a facilitator to enable the learning of teenagers. The selection of youth at this stage also depends on the discretion of their facilitators. The selected youth are taken through a 5-week journey to enable the facilitator competencies in them. They learn the art of asking the right questions, mindful listening, managing space, energy, time, and synthesising the learnings of their participants.
Once the youth are trained to facilitate teenagers, they are paired among themselves and given responsibility for a group of 10-12 teenagers. These teenagers get enrolled through an application process from different government schools and NGOs, particularly focusing on the underprivileged sections of society.
As part of the program, the youth go through a process to build their profiles through which they can create opportunities in organisations/industries according to their strengths and competencies. The idea is to help them get closer to their ‘Swadharma’ aligned with their ‘Swabhava’. The youth are also mapped with people who mentor them 1-1 according to their learning needs.
To keep the community engaged and growing, experts are invited to share on various topics according to the learning needs of the youth. These topics may range from soft skills such as communication and building confidence to hard skills such as coding and digital marketing. The objective is to make them industry-ready in a holistic way.
This is a platform for the youth to share their learnings, reflections and initiatives with the whole world. We host these sessions biweekly on zoom which also get broadcasted through our Facebook page.
Youth and teenagers who are a part of the programs get access to Krya, our learning management system through which they can have access to the reading/AV material in between 2 sessions. They can also record their learnings on their (individual) profiles which get created at the start of the program.