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Visit to Jarewadi Village

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.

Marie-Hélène de Cherisey

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.

Greg, Tatjana, Marta, Ulrike, Anka, Christoph, Vasha, Eva

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.

Regional Conference of Foundations for Freedom 2019, Kyiv, Ukraine

Regional Conference of ‘Foundations for Freedom’ took part on 11-13, January 2019 in snowy Irpen’ in the outskirts of Kyiv (Ukraine). And it took place because of 75 participants from 8 countries.

Facilitators, Mediatrix Massava and Judith Mumbi (CoP Kenya) lit a candle on the last day of the training representing the light of peace in the world and passed it to the CoP Team in Tanzania so as to mark the reviving of the CoP Chapter in Tanzania

Gloria Masangia & Judith Mtambo relate their experience of the first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Grampari works with villagers to construct ferro-cement tanks, made out of concrete and wire, to store rainwater for use during the dry season.

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.