An update from the HSA Foundation

06 March 2017

Ross, who leads our international work through the HSA Foundation, shares an update on our recent work in India.

We’re really proud to be continuing our partnership with Dimensions and IPCAI to promote person-centred approaches in India.

As part of our relationship we are pioneering an international buddy project, through which people in the UK and people in India come together to share learning and discuss how person-centred practices can change people’s lives for the better. At the start of February, we hosted a well-attended webinar during which we reflected on our time spent in India at the end of 2016 and agreed upon some actions together, to try and offer more practical support to participants in the form of workshops going forward.

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In addition to the buddy webinar with our colleagues in India, we have been delighted to support a number of new projects in India. One such project that we’re incredibly proud to be supporting this year is the launch of ‘Teen IPCAI’ – a group of talented young peer mentors in Kerala who are raising awareness of person-centred approaches across their personal and professional networks. Below is a picture of Akhila Mary John leading a session for 23 students at a 2-day residential camp in Kottayam, supporting the participants to create their relationship circles.

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Another area of our work in India that we’ve started to upscale is the delivery of person-centred workshops at different locations across Kerala. IPCAI’s leadership team, inspired by national coordinator Anish Mohan, have facilitated many workshops and seminars at schools, colleges and health centres in India, to introduce person-centred approaches to new audiences and to recruit people to join the e-learning programme that we started last year. Here is a snap from Anish’s recent workshop at SFS Public School & Junior College in Ettumanoor, where he utilised person-centred thinking tools and encouraged students to think about what’s important to them in their future careers.

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If you’d like to know more about the charitable work we support through the HSA Foundation, you can read more here.

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