What has been the impact of your solution to date?
This programme can help youth in their critical years of growth and development, to explore one’s own right relationships with the self, self and others, sense of purpose and contribution, actions and interactions, others and the living world around, connecting with their higher self, and empowering and maintaining a stable and balanced approach to life.
With all that, we provide a strong root for every human being from which further positive actions can develop, in any field and in any direction.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
The programme is planned as a model - so it can be scalable and transferable to any setting and environment, wherever there is a good will for diving into the depths of own identity and the impact we have on others and the World.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
I don't oversee barriers other than passivity and lack of energy and commitment for starting the programme.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
THE SEVEN KEYS pilot programme in one school
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
THE SEVEN KEYS learning kit produced
Founding Story: We want to hear about your "Aha!" moment. Share the story of where and when the founder(s) saw this solution's potential to change the world [125 words]
It was a beautiful summer afternoon in Oxford when Peter Williams, Doug Stephenson and I sat down to talk about growing up and why is it good to keep your inner child alive. We talked about grim conditions in Macedonia, how is it in the world, how it's becoming harder to grow up happy and aware of Self. Then Peter's eyes shone like a diamond and he said, let's make a ripple effect! Let's start with one group of young people, who in turn can do something positive with their peers or younger ones. Doug had an idea to do it in steps, and we called it THE SEVEN KEYS. It outlines the whole worldview one young person can have, about Self, the others, relation with all, about the values, identity, empathy, confidence and belief in oneself, about accepting the uniqueness and inherent goodness of every individual. It's a complete Human Potential Development programme, starting with the Core. And here we are! Hope you like it and will go for it. Every little helps! :)