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21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference, Singapore 2011

The 21st IAVE World Volunteer Conference will take place in Singapore on January 24 - 27, 2011. Hosted by Singapore’s National Volunteer & Philanthropy Center, the event will run in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV +10) and IAVE’s 40th anniversary. In the tradition of recent IAVE conferences, an affiliated Youth Volunteer Conference will be held on January 21 - 23. More..


The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) was founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers from around the world who saw in volunteering a means of making connections across countries and cultures. It has grown into a global network of volunteers, volunteer organisations, national representatives and volunteer centres, with members in over 70 countries, and in all world regions. The majority of IAVE members are in developing countries.More...

A century ago, in the year 1901, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore founded a school in a wilderness near a small town ninety miles away from the bustling city of Calcutta. The school became famous as 'Patha Bhavan'. The inculcation of ancient values in those troubled years in Bengal reflected in the teaching in this school. The small school, in later years, was transformed into an important centre of learning which produced many illustrious students. The concept of Visva Bharati where many important minds of India and the world met developed around this school. What led a poet to do what he did? The beginning of this great enterprise was starting a school from which children would not run away and will learn in joy. Let us give back the lost childhood to the child was the motto of the school. More...


Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) – I Shape the World

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) the largest service event in the world, mobilizes youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service and learning, supports youth on a lifelong path of service and civic engagement, and educates the public, media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders.More...

Envisioning Rural Institutes and Higher Education

NCRI Eastern Region Round Table

in collaboration with
Visva Bharati University
Peoples Institute for Development and Training
on 29th July 2008
at Shantiniketan

Sanghti Vipami

comming soon.....