The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), in partnership with PRAVAH and UNFPA, hosted a workshop for Peer Educators of Rishikesh at Parmarth Niketan this week, beginning a process that will see the lives of so many young people in Uttarakhand transformed and uplifted.
Peer Educators are active community leaders who make sincere efforts to motivate and inspire their peers. They are being trained using the PRAYASAPNA curriculum, which empowers youth to dream and develop a strategy to reach that dream.
Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Co-founder and Chair of GIWA, began these young leaders’ training on a high note, with blessings, words of encouragement and sacred pujas – the traditional lamp-lighting and water blessing ceremonies – designed to awaken their minds and their hearts as they begin the process of enhancing their skills for the tasks ahead.
We’re so excited that the first phase of the training was successfully completed. We look forward to initiating Phase Two of the program soon!
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Here are some highlights from the first phase of this exciting and empowering training.