The 5H (Health, Hygiene, Homes, Human values, and Harmony in diversity) program is making a huge difference in the world through service and spirituality. The aim of the program is to uplift individuals and communities, and help them become self-reliant, both socially and economically.
Sri Sri's Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) is designed to train youth to become community leaders and agents of socio-economic change.
Launched in 1997 as a flagship project of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), thousands of youth across the world, including South Asia, Middle East, South Africa, North America and South America, have been trained through the program.
How YLTP works
Once potential youth are identified, based on community feedback and often in collaboration with existing youth organizations, the YLTP program works in three phases:
A ten-day intensive residential program aimed at inculcating self-motivation, self-discipline, selfless service and community belongingness; involving aspects of health, hygiene, human values and encourages youth to celebrate harmony in diversity. Among youth in high-tension zones, this phase emphasizes on stress elimination.
Field training where the trainees work in their own communities and, aided by mentors, are expected to apply the skills they learned to implement IAHV?s 5H model.
The third phase is again a ten-day program. Trainees report with their experiences and brainstorm on lessons learned. They are then trained in practical problem solving skills, interpersonal skills and other management techniques with emphasis on human resource and sustainable socio-economic development.
YLTP trainees functions as a self-help and support group when youth go back into their own communities.