Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Anjali aims to achieve systematic change in mental health

Anjali is a national level mental health and human rights organization. We are based in Kolkata. We aim to achieve systematic change in mental health care and treatment in India. We believe that individuals, especially young people should be engaged in civil society initiatives. Thus we have Lattoo, our youth directed programme, to bring in a deep and meaningful understanding of mental wellness, human rights in young persons and fostering their leadership skills, so that they may become advocates for mental health in their communities.

Anjali is delighted to announce a brand new initiative for young changemakers of Kolkata - the Lattoo Academy and Fellowships.

The Lattoo Academy and Fellowships is a five day residential course/institute on rights, development and leadership for social justice. It will be hosted by Anjali in Calcutta from 19 October 2008 to 25 October 2008. 20 students and professionals with demonstrated track record and engagement in social justice will be selected to participate. In addition to robust learning, action projects and discussions with social justice pioneers, they will also be eligible for small grants to develop and implement projects in the public domain of Kolkata.

We would be delighted if you could nominate good-fit candidates for this course and circulate this information.

This is Anjali's first ever attempt at a public youth initiative for generating dialogue, enquiry, introspection and action young people by on such diverse, yet-interlinked issues as mental health, human rights, gender, sexuality, globalization and youth development. Your support in helping us reach young people will greatly strengthen our efforts.

Contact:
Radhika.
http://www.anjalimentalhealth.org/
Email: anjal_i@dataone.in

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