The Future Generations graduate school’s , class of 2015 visited the Yuva Parivartan Bandra centre on 10th March 2014. The class consisted of representatives from Afghanistan, Cameroon, China, Canada, Haiti, Libya, Somalia, and Zimbabwe and are part of the Master’s Degree in Applied Community Change with concentrations in peace building and conservation.
These students were youth advocates and peace builders working in the field of social transformation in their respective countries, and as part of their curriculum were on a field trip to India.
Since most of their countries, faced problems similar to those in India, they were really keen on understanding how Yuva Parivartan is capable of reaching out to students and bringing out such large scale transformation.
The Yuva Parivartan Prison program was highly appreciated by everyone and they wanted to try and work a similar model in their respective countries.
After their initial introduction to Yuva Parivartan and its work, the students discussed how the students are mobilized, motivated and then placed into the community. The session was followed by a field visit to the adjoining community, which gave a clear view into the problems faced by people and the grass root impact of the work done by Yuva Parivartan.
One of the participants said “ We all are so far away from each other(in our respective countries), but our problems are so similar. We all have a lot to learn from each other. Only unity and peace will let us all collaborate and lead to a sustainable future for everyone.”