Heya II Fellowship هي

Heya II Fellowship هي

Oman, 14-18 April 2017

The fellowship is not available to apply for at the moment.

In the last few years, the North Africa and the Middle East region has been witnessing violence, revolutions, conflicts, terrorism and proxy wars that are eventually leading to other political, sectarian, religious and economic crises. Women and men, girls and boys, are affected by conflicts , yet women in particular are more vulnerable but far more influential. Women have the potential to make meaningful contributions as changemakers and leaders but they often lack the means and platform to harness that potential. They shall see the current chaos as a great gift and opportunity to rethink, reconnect, and reinvent. If their authentic community organizing could be matched with the self-awareness, mindfulness and compassion practices of meditation, it could revolutionize how they affect social change.

Following the success of the first Heya Fellowship last year in Morocco, World Peace Initiative Foundation continues to run this project and support young women to empower themselves and impact their homes, families and communities by strengthening their personal growth and trusting their inner power through meditation and self-development as well as promoting solidarity. We offer you this opportunity to peacefully co-exist with extraordinary fellow women leaders to network, live together, empower yourself and others.

Friendship
Activities
Relaxation
Experience
Peace Discussion
Activities
Peace and happiness
Activities
Meditation
Inner Peace Time
Mindfulness Technique
Inner Peace Time
Spiritual Moment
Activities
Liberation
Body & Mind

Are you a female leader who is actively involved in social work and have the passion for social change? Do you want to reveal your inner power? Then this Fellowship is for YOU!!

Heya Fellowship is the first of its kind in the region to nurture the space for women for inner transformation through self-development and meditation which will eventually lead to community transformation.

Objectives

Tools for Inner Peace

Support Heya participants with the tools to inner peace and self-development through meditation and mindfulness practice.

Woman Empowerment

Nurture the inner strength, creativity and self-esteem of women from all walks of life across the MENA region

Intercultural Exchange

Bring young women leaders and activists from the region together, provide a forum for networking, friendship, peace and exchange of experiences and mutual intercultural dialogue.

Program

The retreat will include interactive activities, yoga classes and women circles delivered by our facilitators and mentors beside the lectures and meditation sessions guided by the teaching monks and our trainers both in Arabic and English Language. We hope to provide a conscious way of living on the retreat site to become healthy, happy, holy and to have the pure time to self reflect on your life and Goals.

Stress management

 

Team & Time management

 

Communication & effective listening

 

Cultivating optimism, compassion & empathy

 

Personal Relations and Habits

 

Creative Thinking and problem solving

 

All fellowship activities, sessions and lectures will be carried in English and Arabic.

 Heya  Fellowship covers:

  • Sponsorship of airfare (up to 700 USD depending on the residing country)
  • Local Transportation
  • Food & Accommodation
  • Meditation Sessions and Lectures
  • Yoga Classes
  • Interactive Workshops

 Heya Fellowship DOES NOT Cover:

  • Transportation within participant’s country
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Participation fee of $200

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants should:

  • Nationals and residents of these countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, ComorosChad and Djibouti.
  • “The first of its kind in the MENA region”
  • Age required between 20-32 years old at the time of application submission in order to receive the airfare support.
  • Completed the 21 days of the online self-development program.
  • Young female leaders who have the passion for social change and actively involved within the spheres of politics, society, culture, peace-building and media among others.
  • Good proficiency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • Commitment fees of 200 USD. The fees are a contribution that needs to be paid before the arrival to the retreat site, /by Bank transfer or Western Union
  • *Important Note: Those residing in the countries other than the eligible countries mentioned above will not be considered! exceptions can be made for refugees who are from one of the eligible countries but live elsewhere.

Deadline

Application Deadline
12th January 2017 
(last date to apply online)
Eligibility Deadline
5th February 2017 
(last date to complete at least 21 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 21-day challenge (for the Heya fellowship) 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.

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

A Mini PIPO proposal is a space for you to submit your possible commitment towards World Peace Initiative Foundation. As you may have read, we call PIPO to the series of meditation events a peace agent (someone that has attended the International Fellowship in Thailand) organizes in his/her country once he or she has returned home. Here we are interested in knowing what do you think about if, whether you would be able to do that, which kind of contacts you have, possible venues, estimated amount of people, how you would plan to do that, etc. So, this is a space for you to also add or tell us about different ideas you have to keep 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 periodic online meditation sessions, etc.

3. When do I have to pay the 200 USD commitment?

After you receiving the email that you are selected in the program you can pay your contribution before your arrival to the retreat location.

4. What kind of "certificate" shall I upload in the application?

The certificate can be a recommendation letter/reference from your organization, employer or professor that illustrates your experience and drive for social change.

5. How long will the Heya fellowship take and where?

The Heya fellowship will take place from 14-18 April 2017 in Oman.

6. What is the Nationality eligibility criteria?

Nationals and residents of these countries are eligible to apply: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

7. I am 19 years old, can I apply?

Only participants between 20 and 32 years old at the time of application submission are eligible to apply. If you are above 32 you can apply but you will not receive airfare support. If you are under 20 years old, you are not eligible.

8.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, available fund as well as group combination in the fellowship. There is no need to write a request for an interview. If you are qualified, we will contact you ourselves.

For partnership or media inquiries please contact Aya Chebbi, MENA Program Director at aya@peacerevolution.net. Should you need more information about the fellowship, please contact The Heya Project co-Manager: Nesreen Khashman and Aseel Nassar at heya@peacerevolution,net. You may subscribe to our ‘ Facebook Event’ or follow  us on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates about our fellowship opportunities.
Networking Partners:

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Discovering Peace In

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Positive Transformation

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Developing Peace Out

implementing activities resulted from the inner peace one has fostered in a culturally diverse community,

Mindfulness in Daily Life

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International Friendships

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Becoming an agent of change

establishing a growing international network of active agents for change from all walks of life.

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Group Dynamics
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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.

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