The potential of India is vast. We are however particular interested in those individuals, organisations and communities that not only focus on the realization of its economic potential in isolation, all too often geared to follow the consumption-oriented economic model of the west
Rather, true to Trans4m’s spirit, we identify those organisations and communities that draw on India’s particular cultural riches, in order to co-evolve alternative and integral approaches to human development, in tune with India’s cultural, ecological, as well as knowledge-and-wisdom based heritage.
With many field trips over the past two decades, we have become in particular engaged with three remarkable institutions in Mumbai, all of which have become Integral Partner Organisations of Trans4m:
- CORO India: Coro is focusing on the rights of women and marginalised parts of the population – now working with Trans4m on integral community development and on building a Center for Grassroots Leadership. Recently, one of Trans4m’s Junior Fellows, Zarah Kronbach, has been working for many months with CORO on developing a model for collective knowledge creation for and with the grassroots, resulting in the presentation of the CORO Integral Community Development Model.
- S.P.J. Sadhana School: S.P.J. Sadhana School for the specially-abled with a unique educational model that has been recently further developed and articulated as the V.R. Purnatva Integral Education Model – including the active involvement of Trans4m’s Junior Fellow Silvan Büchler. In June 2016 we jointly launched a book on this educational innovation
- Om Creations: Om Creations is focusing on creating livelihood for specially-abled citizens – working with Trans4m on becoming an “Integral Enterprise”
In the period from 2013 to 2016, one of our Fellows, radio journalist, community activist and educator Jean Parker has worked extensively with two communities in India’s province Uttarakhand on a transformative process and content for community education via community radio – with a particular focus on disaster preparedness. The results of her work, including a plan for the further evolution of it, in particular in India, has been shared in 2016 in India’s capital New Delhi in the UNESCO premises.