Pune: Peace Ambassadors 2017 “Lila Poonawalla Foundation sends its 7th Batch of 24 girls to the UK” Pune, August 2017: The year was 1996, when Padmashree Mrs. Lila Poonawalla took the first step towards educating and empowering academically outstanding girls belonging to the financially weaker section of the society.
As a part of training the Girls to be Productive Global Citizens, the Lila Poonawalla Foundation in collaboration with the ASHA Centre, UK started the Peace Ambassadors Program in the year 2008. Over 95 Lila Girls and Fellows have had the opportunity to go through the 3 Week Wholesome Leadership Program. The 7 th Batch of 24 girls, selected after a stringent screening and interview process, flew to the UK on the 11 of August accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. Poonawalla.
The main objective of this project is to provide the girls a global platform. Started as a noble endeavor to develop value based leaders, the Asha Foundation and LPF in a collaborative effort have organized a 3 week intensive training program for the 24 girls. In this program the girls will have the opportunity to get trained in inter cultural relations, appreciation, learn inter-personal skills, communication, presentation & negotiation, learn Wholesome and Social Leadership Skills and stress management. Followed by visits to the prestigious Oxford University, Bath (To understand in-depth about the Roman Empire) & visit the homes of William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and Volunteer for at the home for the Specially Abled People.
In short the young ladies will be returning as Young Effective Leaders who can contribute to the betterment of not only their lives, but that of their families and the community at large.
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