GMF Learning Ecology (Clusters)
Note: Though it will be avoided, dates for these stages may change
to accommodate challenges faced on the way during implementation.
A 'learning journey' exploring fundamental questions as a basis for learning-acting-and-being-in-the-world, for being with humans and nature. It involves a process of hacking, rebooting, and reclaiming Self. It promotes critical and uncomfortable conversations with the Self to nurture conscience. It is directed at initiating the process of self-transformation in the context of social transformation.
Exploring compassion by deeply interrogating the broken, exploitative, conflictual, wounded, and destructive Self-Other relationships in various socio-cultural-political-economic domains. Critically engaging conscience and shaping/sharing compassion narratives. Avoiding sentimentalisation, religionisation, politicisation, commercialisation, and bureaucratisation in the search for a compassionate orientation to Self-Other relationship. Recovering and nurturing private and public compassionate praxis. Nurturing 'being compassionate'.
Project for Public Good
Individual and group projects on public compassion. Exploring spectacular and everyday forms of civic engagement/ disengagement. Going beyond issued-based action or politics. Networked action. A tapestry orientation. Proposing inclusive, inter-connected, dialogical Self-Other relationship that harmonises unity and difference.
The GMF Award
Presentation/showcasing of GMF Projects. Initiating GMF Gandhi-Mandela-Freire regional and global communities of young organic and public intellectuals. Presenting the Gandhi-Mandela-Freire (GMF) award by a multi-institutional, multi-organisational educational platform/collective.