An important initiative which the Weeramantry International Centre for Peace Education and Research has taken towards the achievement of its' objectives is the institution of Training For Trusteeship workshops which are held in Sri Lanka.
What is the aim of Training For Trusteeship workshops?
The aim of these workshops is to train future leaders in the concept that they have duties to the community, to the environment and to future generations. The concept of trusteeship is emphasised to bring home to them the notion of responsible management of our inherited culture and resources for the benefit of those who are to come after us.
Who may participate in this workshop?
The trainees selected for our workshops are usually final year University students, though others may apply.
The programme brings together students from all disciplines, all regions, all cultural groups and all backgrounds so that they can spend four days together, coming to understand each other and working out how to participate in common projects aimed at the future betterment of their countries and their people.
What happens next?
An important feature of the workshop will be the projects which the participants will be encouraged to formulate and develop. Assistance for the implementation of the best projects formulated will be provided, so that the students will be able to interact meaningfully with a view to continuance of these projects, after the termination of the workshop.
Some of the follow-up projects which have been recently conducted can be seen here.
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