From Youth Link which has emerged in Retreat in March 2015, three active members visited us in the studio. After more than a year of their existence they have managed to set up their scope of work, focus of action – they are working on working opportunities of youth of AV and bioregion, searching for alternative and collective ways of housing, and trying to set up an efficient network for (higher) education. In that quest they do include people of other ages, and as they are saying support from all ways is huge (from AV alone they have between 80 to 90 mentors from other age groups).
Last year we celebrated for the first time an International Youth Day at Bahart Nivas.
This year IYD will be celebrated at Unity Pavilion on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th of August. For that occasion they are inviting all the youth from AV, bioregion, and others to come forward, and display their projects, art…..
The UN theme for this year The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption. they have “auroviliazed”, and in that sense the focus of this year celebration will be on Generosity and Gratitude.