DHAN People Academy

DHAN Foundation’s community organising strategies are centred on building capacities of leaders, members and staff, and hence invests substantial resources to promote leadership in the people's organisations.

Dhan People Academy (DPA) was, thus, initiated to provide learning environment for the people's leaders and staff. With the well furnished training infrastructure, the Academy devises appropriate pedagogy to facilitate learning, building on the experience available, and participant–centered education. The Academy also works in partnership with academic and training institutes on common interests.

The DPA organises exposure visits to encourage cross learning of best practices across the locations and context. Workshops and seminars help the people’s leaders to share their experiences and build their perspective.

DPA also offers certificate programmes on distance learning mode in partnership with institutions like IGNOU. Training of Trainers (ToT) are organized on various themes. Customized and need based trainings are also offered to other NGOs and people's organisations on demand.

The DPA facilitated the setting up of community college, 'Livelihood Initiative with Functional Education (LIFE)', to provide a variety of location specific and tailor–made livelihood skill building programmes for the youths from the poor families.

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