John Bond, of IofC International, gives us a glimpse into the incredible transformations that have occurred through the work of Grampari and the introduction of quiet reflection as a personal practice.
Jaella Brockman and Tracie Mooneyham talk to the president of Initiatives et Changement France (IofC France), Marie-Hélène de Cherisey, and its Déléguée Générale, Claire Tamano. In 2004 Marie-Hélène and her husband and five children travelled around the world, visiting and filming social entrepreneurs.
Nine people. One weekend. A weekend seems like a very short time. And nine participants doesn’t sound like much from the outside. But what a group! Not only did the participants come from four different countries (Poland, Ukraine, Germany, and Switzerland), but they also came from very different ways of life. This diversity was the ingredient that made this weekend enriching for everybody.
Asia Plateau, the Centre for Initiatives of Change in India, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. As well as running national and international conferences and training programmes, Asia Plateau has roots in rural India. The work of Grampari, IofC’s rural development and ecology programme, sustains livelihoods and strengthens the resilience of the communities surrounding Asia Plateau. Run by a dedicated team, it is part of a global Initiatives of Change vision for 'land, lives and peace’. These photographs celebrate Asia Plateau's engagement at local level with issues of global significance.