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JYEP Program Application

APPLICATION NOW LIVE AND DUE BY THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2019!


(direct link to application: www.jaina.org/jyepapplication)

Planned Meetings/Visits in various Cities:

Here you will find the following information:


Scope of the JAINA Youth Exchange Program (JYEP)

Introduction to JAINA , JITO (Jain International Trade Organization) and BJS (Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana)
Eligibility Requirements

FAQs

GET STARTED - APPLY TODAY!

SCOPE OF THE JAIN YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM (JYEP)

The JYEP Program Team will take twelve young adult followers of the Jain Way of Life (ages 18 - 24) from North America to India from December 20, 2019, through January 3, 2020, to Ahmedabad, Pune, and Lonavala.

The Jain Youth Exchange Program (JYEP) offers exposure to different cultures and ranks as one of the most powerful ways to promote both the Indian culture and Jain way of life. JYEP participants will meet people from other countries and experience new cultures, planting the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding. The program is designed to offer numerous benefits to its young participants and their hosts and mentors, Jain leaders and to the Jain community at large both in North American and India.

As the JYEP participants concept of the world expands, they mature and simultaneously develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Immersion in another country’s value system enhances their academic, professional, social, and personal growth.



To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi this year, the selected JYEP leaders will have unique opportunities to volunteer at Manav Sadhana (www.manavsadhana.org) at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, meet fellow Jain young adults and successful entrepreneurs and industrialists.



Major Program Highlights:

  DATE DAY TIME ACTIVITY
DAY 1 12/22/2019 SUNDAY 7:00 AM Welcome / Check in / Orientation
DAY 2 12/23/2019 MONDAY 7:00 AM Walk/Cycle at Sabarmati Riverfront
      10:00 am-1:00 pm Manav Sadhna (MS) prayer, Gandhi Ashram Visit
        Lunch in MS Ashram
      1:00 pm-2:00 pm Community Center (MJ) and Paryavaran Mitra visit
      2:00 pm-5:00 pm Reflection in MS Ashram
      5:00 pm-6:00 pm Meeting Local youths; Cook and Dine at Seva Café
DAY 3 12/24/2019 TUESDAY 8:00 am - 9:00 am Visit Hutheesing Jain Temple, an iconic 171 yrs old Jain Temple
      9:00 am-6:00 pm (Whole day at Manav Sadhna) 1 group going to Manav Jatan Center
      1 group going to Manav Gulzar Center
      1 group going to Manav Seva Center
      1 group going to Manav Mitra and Earn Learn
      1 group going to PM Suraksha Center
DAY 4 12/25/2019 WEDNESDAY 7:00 am -9:00 am Heritage walk followed by Breakfast at Old Heritage City
      10:00 am-7:00 pm All Volunteers at Christmas Program helping in decoration, distributing snacks and gifts to the underpriviledged
      7:00 PM - 11:30 pm Visit Farmse' and organic farming developed by one of JYEP Alumni at Raska Village. Cook on your own. Campfire and Games with Local Jain Youths. Night Stay at Farm.
DAY 5 12/26/2019 THURSDAY 7:00 am - 1:00 pm Local Village Walk, Play Indian Traditional games
      3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Anna-Dan Program with Earn Learn at Manav Sadhana
DAY 6 12/27/2019 FRIDAY 9:00 am-6:00 pm (Whole day at Manav Sadhna) 1 group going to Manav Jatan Center
      1 group going to Manav Gulzar Center
      1 group going to Manav Seva Center
      1 group going to Manav Mitra and Earn Learn
      1 group going to PM Suraksha Center
DAY7 12/28/2019 SATURDAY 9:00 am-12:00 Prayer and Volunteer meeting (Interaction with other MS volunteers)
        Lunch in MS Ashram
      1:00 pm-2:00 pm Saturday Special
      3:30 pm-6:00 pm Debrief & Group Discussions
      6:00 pm-7:00 pm Youth Meet
DAY 8 12/29/2019 SUNDAY 8.00 am to 11.00 am Visit Adalaj Step Well / Gurukulam
      1:00 PM Lunch with JITO Youth Wing
      10:00 PM Leave for Pune by Train
DAY 9 12/30/2019 MONDAY 7:00 AM Arrive at Pune
        Welcome / Check in / Orientation at BJS
DAY 10 12/31/2019 TUESDAY   Visit Social Activities sites of BJS
DAY 11 1/1/2020 WEDNESDAY   Alumni Meet / Retreat at Lonavala – Visit Beautiful sites
DAY 12 1/2/2020 THURSDAY   Fly back to USA

** Subject to change

For more information, please contact Kamlesh Mehta or Soha Shah either via e-mail jyep@jaina.org or phone (408) 475-7481

INTRODUCTION TO JAINA, JITO (Jain International Trade Organization) and BJS (Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana)

JAINA, Federation of Jain Associations in North America, in collaboration with JITO, Jain International Trade Organization, Ahmedabad (Gujarat), and BJS, Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, Pune (Maharashtra) is proud to present the second phase of the Jain Youth Exchange Program [JYEP].

JAINA (www.jaina.org) is the largest organization of Jains in North America. JITO (www.jitoahmedabad.org) is the largest organization of Jain business people, industrialists, and professionals in India.

BJS (www.bjsindia.org) is one of the largest non-profit organizations (NGO) addressing national concerns in the areas of social development, disaster response, and educational initiatives.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be between 18 – 24 years old.
  2. Must be Jain or interested in learning about Jain values, principles, and practices.
  3. Enrolled as a student in a college or university.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE:

  1. Download PDF form and email to jyep@jaina.org
  2. Interview with JYEP Selection Team Member
  3. Application Deadline - October 31, 2019.
  4. Confirmation will be provided by November 11, 2019.

FAQS

1. Costs

Students from North American will be responsible for all airfare (both international and domestic) health insurance, and additional expenses (for example, souvenirs)

JITO (in India) will arrange local transportation, lodging and boarding in each city. The local host families may sponsor additional events, cultural activities, or programs time permitting.

2. How to apply?

To apply for this program, please download the application form from the website www.jaina.org/jyep and submit via e-mail jyep@jaina.org.

3. Key Dates

1. Application deadline - October 31, 2019
2. Selection notification - November 11, 2019
3. Travel to India - December 20, 2019 through January 3, 2020

GET STARTED - APPLY TODAY!

Please download the application via the link below & submit electronically to:

jyep@jaina.org




(direct link to application: www.jaina.org/jyepapplication)

All applications must be submitted by:
October 31, 2019.


See below highlights of 2019 JYEP program:

Please see below a slideshow of their experience



See below highlights of 2018 JYEP program:

Please see below a slideshow of their experience



See below highlights of 2016 JYEP program:

Please see below a slideshow of their experience

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