People Based Development
People overcome poverty, injustice and oppression by taking back power into their own lives and into their communities.
Manavodaya and Congregate Care
Manavodaya has much to teach us about what real change requires and whether the COVID19 crisis will help us move away from congregate care.
True Happiness & the Keys to Citizenship
Varun Vidyarthi explores the true meaning of happiness and how the keys to citizenship links to the wisdom of East and West.
Towards Development from Within
Kabanda Mwansa shares his experience of participating in the People Based Development course held at the Manavodaya Institute in India.
The Power of Self-Awareness
Maren Moss, who studied at the Manavodaya Institute explains what she learned and how awareness of the self and the context within which we work is critical.
Manavodaya - A Quiet Revolution
Carl Poll and Varun Vidyarthi describe the quiet revolution of participatory development, began by Manavodaya, in Uttar Pradesh, India
Manavodaya - Eight Steps in Action
Varun Vidyarthi outlines the Eights Steps in Action - the actions that underpin effective self-discipline for facilitators
Manavodaya - The Art of Facilitation
Carl Poll introduces the work of Manvodaya and outlines the art of facilitation and the 8 rules for action
Development from Within in 60 Minutes
Erna H. Majormoen explored whether the principles of development from within, taken from Manavodaya, could be quickly shared with social work students in Norway
Travels in Human-Based Development
Pete Richmond sets out what we can learn from Manavodaya a development organisation based in India and the UK, in relation to the idea of personalisation.
Re-Examining Policy on Aid
Varun Vidyarthi argues that the process of giving and the message that goes with it distorts the outcome, it is time for deeper reflection.
This film is about Manavodaya - a people based approach to social change which has empowered some of the poorest women in India.
Learning the Art of Facilitation
Carl Poll talks about Manavodaya, the art of facilitation and the importance of the inner dimension of work with real integrity.
Development from Within
Varun Vidyarthi and Patricia Wilson explore the power of group reflection for achieving sustainable change in all forms of human development