Success Stories


Global Citizen Journey India 2017

Would you like to meet your global neighbors, be a citizen diplomat and peacemaker? Take this journey of discovery. As a GCJ delegate you can be part of a life changing adventure in sharing, learning and building.

WHAT AND WHEN: Delegation of 12 U.S. and 8 Indian delegates to Pune, plus Maher staff. (16th- 23rd  Jan, 2017)

PROGRAM: Our focus will be gender equity in support of education, safety and opportunity for girls and women. We will work together at Maher to build a project –a vermiculture installation for composting at one of the main facilities. We will also co-host community meetings and introduce the use of large group dialogue processes (World Café and Open Space).

PARTNER & ASSOCIATES – We are doing this program in India in association with 2 most wonderful organizations - Pragati Foundation & Maher.  Big Thank you to both of them.

WHO: Half of the delegation will come from India and have from delegates living in Puget Sound. They will be diverse in age, gender, ethnicity and faiths, as well as professions and skills (e.g. teachers, health practitioners, entrepreneurs, water specialists). We will match delegates as closely as possible, so we can share networks and interests, perhaps generating future projects. No matter what your background, we urge you to apply if you feel passion for these goals.

COSTS: Program fees (est. $3200 plus airfare for US; 3500/- INR for Indians) cover all ground costs and a contribution for the service project.

Please don’t let the costs be a barrier: many delegates have raised their full program fees. Our vision includes the outreach that occurs when delegates gather support from friends and organizations. We provide fundraising materials.