In the past seven years, YPV has organised two rounds of the Children’s Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC) in Tanzania, training 40 teachers. To expand our mission, in October 2020 we are organising the third round in Uganda, for 30 yoga teachers from different African countries. We have already received applications through contacts from Uganda (a resident of the Nakivale Refugee Camp), Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zambia.
YPV started in 2012 with the idea of creating an organisation to share ancient yoga practices with people with little or no resources. In 2013 Sannyasi Dharmajyoti, who has trained at BSY, started sharing simple yoga practices in the little town of Kikokwe, Tanzania, which did not even have electricity or running water. The participants didn’t know what yoga is; but in a short period, the adults realised the benefits of yoga for managing their own physical and mental health, and started to bring their children. Today, a diverse community of Christians, Muslims and Rastas has joined the classes with their children.
Today, YPV is becoming an international movement dedicated to elevating the physical, mental and emotional life of children, individuals and communities in the most impoverished parts of Africa. YPV is empowering the creative possibilities of these people through traditional and classical yoga practices.
Our main goal is to continue training African individuals in the main classical paths of yoga in an efficient, systematic and sustained way. We want to provide them guidance and support to become serious yogis and knowledgeable, sincere and committed yoga teachers who fully understand the purpose of educating children, youth and adults in the yoga life style. Our intention is to build a healthier, happier, more peaceful and more prosperous society.
Our mission has achieved success over the years through our staying honest and true to our intentions, regardless of the difficulties and obstacles we find on the way. With determination and dedication, YPV teachers have been serving their communities with love and respect for seven years, introducing yoga practices into underprivileged and impoverished villages and slums in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda, and in the Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi where over 38,000 people struggle to achieve prosperity and happiness in their lives.
Our vision is to keep the teaching of yoga to children and youth at the core of all our projects, bringing yoga practices to the places where kids are interacting, including the school system and organizations supporting children and youth development. New job opportunities arise through educating kids, adults and people with special needs in the understanding of how adopting simple yoga life style can uplift their human capacities to their maximum extent.
Proposed Budget: Children's Yoga TTC, 30 Trainees
Travel (including visa): $3,100
Transportation (bus rental): $700
Rental of training venue: $1,400
Food & Beverages: $800
Supplies (books, pens, yoga mats, etc): $500
We appreciate you taking time to read about YPV and our proposal. We love you even more for donating to YPV so we can be a conduit to bring useful yogic tools to the kids who are the future of Africa. #YESAfrica
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