Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network Kashmir

Yakjah is a social innovation and a non partisan platform for young people's leadership to discover their own excellence, attributes and talent for personal transformation and social change. Through experiential and conscious leadership workshops, youth across different communities, faith traditions and regions learn how to create a unifying perspective and generative leadership for peaceful co-existence, oneness, interconnectedness, advancement of knowledge and craft a progressive and inclusive vision for their communities and regions.

Yakjah has been working in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh since 2002 and formerly registered as a non -profit since 2010. The organization works with young people from the age group of 19-29 years. In the last five years it has touched around 300 young people across the three regions. The workshops help them to discover their brilliance, potential and imagination for transforming relationships and responding to conflicts, crisis, external stimuli, and challenging situations in a creative way. It helps them to understand interconnectedness between Man and nature, Man and man, Man with Self.

Yakjah also provides mentoring and helps the young people to make a journey from understanding and experiencing the process of transformation to eventually practicing it within their own communities, institutions and families. Yakjah workshops not only prepare the young people to become global citizens but also active members of their society for social change and progress.

Last updated: September 2009