The 4th Amani Training for Africa

Loei Province, Thailand

15 - 28 February 2020

“Peace of mind and Happiness at no cost!”

Come, let’s take a walk, and see through the rush and bustle for another goal, if happiness and peace of mind really lie there. If not; then where is it? What do we miss when we are constantly rushing in life; never quite getting the hang of it?

Come, discover, in 2 weeks what it means to really live from your core. Whenever we are looking outwards for solutions to our issues and concerns, we miss the fundamentals of humanity that make us whole unconditionally.

In yet another training, WPI brings together young leaders from Africa, willing to rethink their existence and their space in leadership from within. These are society champions, who believe that true peace and happiness starts with oneself.

Are you still reading? Then perhaps you are the one we are looking for. The training introduces you to yourself through the ancient practice of meditation, the art of self-discovery and self-empowerment, as well as group dynamics and sharing.

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Objectives

This training provides you with:

Tools and practices to nurture your inner peace, good habits and mindful leadership skills such as self-discipline, mental clarity, and compassion. Those tools are destined to take you to the next level of your overall performance.

A space to connect, share and learn among other young people from across the continent. This is an opportunity to awaken the pan-African spirit and collaboration in your projects for sustainable peace and positive development in Africa and the world.

An opportunity to inspire your community as a Peace Agent: A Peace Agent is an active peace builder who guides others in the endeavor of building sustainable peace starting with their own practice and community sharing.

Program

The training starts with 42 Days online Self-development Program on our interactive platform providing you with the basic theory and practice; to cultivate your inner peace, and unlock your latent potentials.

The training offers 2 weeks intensive training program providing participants with deeper insights in the relationship between mindfulness meditation and various skills necessary for improving personal well-being, living in the present moment, and nurturing healthy and fruitful relationships. Participants will learn the benefits of meditation in relation to:

  • Self-discovery through silence and service
  • How to use the power of gratitude to find happiness at all time
  • How to use compassion to build vibrant relationships
  • The importance of mindful leadership in becoming a highly effective leader
  • How to use emotional intelligence to break limits and achieve dreams
  • Managing stress for better health and happiness
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The training covers

  • Full or partial airfare sponsorship
  • Free accommodation
  • Free catering
  • Free local transportation

The training DOES NOT cover

  • Visa costs
  • Transportation in participant’s home country
  • Personal expenses

Eligibility

  • Candidates must be residents of any of the African countries except Egypt. However, residents of Egypt may apply for our international training. More details are available here:
  • Candidates must have completed 42 days of the online self-development program before the eligibility deadline. Note that in order to submit the application form, candidates do not need to have completed the online self-development program.
  • Candidates need to submit a PIPO Proposal (included in the application form).
  • Candidates have good proficiency in written and spoken English language.
  • Candidates should be optimistic, open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in self-empowerment and social change.
  • Prior to the training, candidates should show their commitment towards consolidating peace and self-development in their community by organizing:
    • 1 online Special Ops with at least 15 people or 1 offline Specials Ops (Live Special Ops) with at least 30 people.
    • 1 offline Specials Ops (Live Special Ops) with at least 10 people + 1 online Special Ops with at least 10 people
    • 1 Self-development Workshops (Mini PIPO)
    • Start and/or sustain a Peace/PIPO Club
    **NB: Candidate may choose only one option.

Important Deadlines

Application Deadline

Saturday 3 Aug 2019

Last date to fill-in the online application form

Eligibility Deadline

Saturday 14 Sep 2019

Last date to complete at least 42 days of the online Self-Development Program

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the self-development program?

The free online self-development program is a 42-day challenge teaching the skills and techniques involved in the development of inner peace. It provides guided meditation videos and daily reflections to support personal development and the practice of mindfulness. You can start the first episode here We recommend to follow the 42 days in a row to get more benefit, although this is not compulsory. If you finish the program more than a year before the date of the Training, you may have to re-do it! Do not worry, it is a great chance to enjoy it one more time and recognize how much you have developed yourself!

2. What am I supposed to write in the proposal question in the application?

A PIPO proposal is a space for you to submit your possible commitment towards sharing your knowledge back to your community. As you may have read, we call PIPO the series of meditation events that a peace agent (someone that has attended the International Training in Thailand) organizes in his/her country once he or she has returned home. Here we are interested in knowing why you want to spread the message of World Peace Initiative further, what you would like to do, how you plan to do it. So, this is a space for you to also add or tell us about different ideas you have to stay engaged with the organization regardless the possibility of organizing PIPO, for example linking your organization with ours, helping us in a specific area of your expertise, organizing periodical online meditation sessions, etc.

3. I am over 32, can I still apply for the training?

If you are over 32 years old, you may still apply but will not receive the airfare sponsorship should you be selected.

4. How do you select the participants?

After completing your 21 days of the online self-development program. World Peace Initiative Foundation selection committee will make an interview appointment based on your performance, and group combination in the training. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will contact you.

5. What do the prior commitment activities imply?

What is a special ops?

It is a special operation where inner peace is the core value that allows you to share what you have learned during your self-development program with people around you. One of the best forms of learning and applying new knowledge is to learn, contemplate and then share it around! This is the very first step that you can do to start spreading your Peace Out.

For an online special ops, all you need to do is to invite people who are open-minded and interested in learning Inner Peace by means of meditation to a place with Internet facility. The meditation introduction will be presented by a professional meditation trainer (Peace Architect) followed by a short meditation session for beginners that lasts about 30 minutes. At the end, the participants will have a chance to ask questions to the meditation guide related to meditation and personal self-development. You may have more details here: On offline special ops is the same as an online one except that it is done offline using a video or an audio taken from the self-development program. You may have more details here : When an offline special ops is led by a meditation trainer who resides near you it is called an "In Person Special Ops". You may have more details here

Empowerment workshops, what are they?

It is an event, forum, conference or seminar organized to train people on peace related topics based on inner peace practice. It is led by a Meditation Trainer (Peace Architect) who will travel to your country for that purpose. If you have the drive to organize one, you may reach out and share your plans at [email protected]

Peace/PIPO Clubs, what are they?

They are a local community of like-minded people who want to develop and empower themselves through meditation combining it with other initiatives to make society a better place to live. Peace/PIPO Clubs can be established anywhere in the world. The idea is to find out and promote the local solutions for local and global problems. This regular gathering emerges from the principle of Peace In Peace Out P.I.P.O. You may find out more about them and how they are established and sustained here .

WPI envisions sustainable change happening when each and every one of us works towards their own self-development. Thus, we have created free and accessible tools for the empowerment and wellbeing of individuals worldwide, regardless of age, race, religion, cultural background.

Peace Revolution Project
World Peace Initiative Foundation
46/4 Moo 7 Khlong Song
Khlong Luang, Pathum Thani, Thailand