From ‘dreaming’ to ‘planning’ to ‘doing’
Young people coming through YouthLink have several different ways in which they work to integrate themselves in Auroville. We call these “offerings” or “life projects”. They can be small or larger initiatives depending on the capacity of the youth. When projects are initiated under the YouthLink umbrella, they are provided with mentorship to develop their proposals and support to understand Auroville ideals and context.
Exploring what 'service' means to us has been a big part of our team's interest in the last few years. We are aware that the Mother has defined 'service' in a diffrent way for Auroville, and we are still trying to grasp how to manifest this. In 2018 we first coined the term 'service incubator', when we set an intention to deepen our understanding and help revive our existing service economy. This year we will begin incubating a few new service intiatives through YouthLink but will also work towards involving more youth to support existing services in Auroville