Haiyya Camps: A look behind the curtain

We at Haiyya are elated to launch our upcoming Haiyya Camps series! The Haiyya Camps are a two-day workshop to give participants an essence of community organizing and build a strong base of passionate and driven leaders in the country, starting with New Delhi. We have put our efforts into researching and finding ways to engage participants into the framework of grassroots mobilization – a powerful and proven technique across the globe for bringing political and social change.


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Haiyya team hard at work!


13th February Camp:

We are thrilled that our first camp took place on the 13th of February at Coworkin. This one day camp was focused on Public Narrative – The Art of Storytelling. We had a diverse group of participants from a range of age groups, professions and geography. We had representation from organizations like SEWA, I volunteer, groups like Mash Projects, freelancers from the field of fashion, design and other artists, students from institutions like JNU, Jamia Milia and Delhi University and other individuals practising organizing at the grassroots.

At the camp participants learnt why Public Narrative is important, theory and its core components. They used their new learnings and build their own narrative which they first shared to each other in a one on one coaching session. After incorporating their feedback the participants shared their narrative with the whole group. The stories were those of personal struggles, vulnerabilities and the challenges that inspired people. As a participant noted “sometimes all it takes is one small event and other times it’s many small things that affect you”.


Participants during Camp activity

Overall the Camp was an extremely successful day of growth and fun! To us all the work, meetings, venue visits and efforts have been worth it because we have a vision for our future that we believe it.

To see more pictures from the camp head on over to our Facebook Page.

Future Camps

Our next Camp will be taking place on Saturday the 5th of March – Sunday the 6th of March from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm. The event will be Coworkin, 22A, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi.  

Join Haiyya in trying create a community of informed and passionate individuals who believe youth leadership can bring about the next revolution.

Check out more about the Camps here http://bit.ly/1RPCtNA

To attend the Camp, fill in the registration form http://bit.ly/1PtEA52



The Haiyya Team


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