Thursday, July 9, 2015

In recent years, the best existing copies of all our films have been digitally archived by professionals to save them for the future. We are starting to put a number of these films for public viewing. Here you can see one, shot in 1946, at the opening of Caux; a documentary on the visit of the musical 'Anything to Declare' in Papua New Guinea in 1970; and 'Freedom', possibly the first full-length feature film written by Africans and filmed in Africa.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bringing the magic of Caux to India, Caux Scholars Program successfully launched its pilot program at Asia Plateau in Panchgani last December 2014. With 17 young scholars from eleven different countries, the first CSP-AP class of 2014 examined fundamentals of conflict resolution, transformation, and peacebuilding, with an added bonus of examining it all through the lens of sustainable development. We are accepting applications now for this year’s CSP-AP program which takes place from 20 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Applications are due postmarked by September 1, 2015!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Sunil Mathur, CEO and Managing Director of the German engineering giant Siemens Ltd South Asia, opened this year’s TIGE conference

Monday, March 23, 2015
Day 1

What tyrants need to know A Dialogue on Just Governance brought people from 38 countries to Asia Plateau, the IofC centre in the Western Ghats of India, in February. Welcoming the participants, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi spoke of the ‘disappointments, civil wars and cruel violence’ which had followed the failure of the Arab Spring of 2011. ‘But,’ he continued, ‘the human spirit is not weak, and many refuse to give up on their faith in, or hope for, a struggle for justice, for inclusion, and for a voice.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Venue: Podar Internationa School, Khar West, Mumbai On 18th February 2015, Education Today Society Tomorrow (ETST) group, the educators’ wing of Initiatives of Change India, convened a Round Table on the topic 'The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century'. This gathering of school Principals, counsellors, teachers, educational consultants and curriculum specialists was hosted by the Podar International School in Khar West, Mumbai.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
1 Day ETST Workshop for Teachers at Pune

Venue: BTIS School, PuneNo. of Participants: 24 nos.Schools participated: BTIS School, Pune Blueridge School, Pune Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, PuneObjective of the workshop:•To emphasize the importance of the teacher as a role model of values for a better society;•To help the teacher to become a more reflective teacher/ learner;•To explore the secret of rebuilding relationships for peace in the family leading to peace in the society and the nation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Every girl has an aspiration to learn in English medium school or a renowned school, unfortunately at the age of admission they don't have the right to choose and hence parents fulfill their own dreams by putting in schools what they think is right for the girl child or by listening to the society they belong. We are talking so much about women empowerment and what are we doing about it?

Monday, January 5, 2015

India 2014 International Farmers Dialogue's Report. International Farmers Dialogue was held at Asia Plateau, Panchgani co-hosted by Punjab Rao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola and Grampari, Initiatives of Change.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Kalpana Dabral (Patil) with her husband.

The Programme Caused a Churning in Me – Part IIThe Change Continues.There was something at my office needing correction. I had a colleague who was at the same level as me. Being in corporate office, he always would seek my advice on many issues and he had to follow the guidelines I gave. After some years he left and joined another company only to return later to my company as my reporting manager. This made me envious of him and created a kind of rivalry in my mind. Admitting this to him could put my job at risk and could have ruined my career.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Grampari Residential Program - A Report The Fifth One-month residential program for boys concluded on 30th Nov 2014 for 20 Young boys from nearby villages. Program started with our 14 year old youngest participant Mahesh lighting the lamp. At the end of the program he decided to give up gambling. Our new addition to Vocational training was Plumbing. Read More>>