NEW: read the full programme guide and detailed workshop list here
We are very happy to invite you to the 11th European AYUDH Youth Initiative ‘Together We Can’ taking place from 12th – 19th July 2015 at M.A. Center Germany, near Frankfurt.
Youth from 20 countries are expected to take part in yet another amazing AYUDH Youth Summit.
The general theme of the initiative is how we can use the strength of community to contribute to a more peaceful, happy and sustainable world.
During the youth summit, talks will be held by Br. Shubamrita, Bri. Dipamrita, Manish Pandey, Lucia Rijker as well as other renowned personalities from thefields of science, politics, arts and personal development.
One central element of the initiative will be the RespAct project to counteract cyber-bullying in schools. For this, AYUDH will collaborate with students of the Theodor Litt School in the nearby town Michelstadt. A huge event in the school on July 13th will kick-start the RespAct project, giving an opportunity for international youth to meet and exchange with local students. Jointly we will develop a strategy to raise awareness about the effects of bullying and work towards establishing a school culture of respect, tolerance and inclusion.
Another highlight of the week will be the concert at the end of the week, displaying the creative talents of AYUDH and presenting theresults of the RespAct project to the public. The show will include world music, dance and a special appearance of Dundu, the human giant. Dundu has been created by an internationally renowned group of artists who have performed across the world using the giant human marionette as a symbol of unity and equality of all human beings.
If you have a talent that you would like to contribute to the show, we would be super happy to hear from you - please let us know by filling in this form.
A large variety of workshops will be offered: RespAct Project Development, AnanDao - Wudang martial arts, Hip-Hop Dance, African Drumming, Photography and Graphic Design, Permaculture Gardening, Clowning, Thai Yoga Massage, Therapeutic Harp-playing, Vegan Raw Lifestyle, Self-awareness through interaction with horses, Sensitive Living, IAM Youth Meditation, Artwork and AYUDH Project Management.
Apart from that there will be a sports tournament, a video-shoot, meditation and yoga sessions, singing, games and a big summer festival to conclude the week.
If you register before July 1st the participation fee for the whole week is only €120 (afterwards €150). A limited number of youth can join the week as ‘helping hands’, doing four hours of community service per day and paying only half participation fee (€60 or €75 after July 1st). Register fast, since spaces are limited!
Bring a buddy!! Want to share the fun of the AYUDH camp with some of your friends? Invite a friend to come to AYUDH for the first time and both you and your friend will receive a free T-shirt.
Youth who still have school during the time of the camp can obtain a letter from us that certifies our initiative as a non-formal learning programme. With this letter you can ask permission of the school to take leave for the duration of the camp.
The camp is open to youth between the ages of 15 and 30.
Youth, as well as people over the age of 30, are welcome as volunteers to support the initiative. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on the programme as well as details on how to book your trip to Germany can be found in our Guide booklet.
This year, there is no partial refund of travel costs. Therefore it would be good to book your tickets as soon as possible to get a good deal. www.megabus.com has good deals from most European cities to Frankfurt/Darmstadt. In many countries, we will arrange cheap group travel to Germany, so please contact your national youth leader as soon as possible to find out which cheap means of transportation are available.