A third generation Aurovilian, I am Indian/Dutch by nationality. I studied Sustainable Development in the Netherlands. I have since then worked for the Auroville's Entry Service, the New Era Secondary School, and Pitchandikulam Forest's project ‘Sustainable Enterprise Development in the Auroville BioRegion’.
I am currently working as a YouthLink coodinator to engage youth in all aspects of our community. I am also a part of the GEN desk at Auroville that is eager to connect Auroville more deeply to GEN & Gaia Education. As Auroville nears its 50th anniversary in 2018, real shifts have taken place. There is an energy that is gaining momentum towards supporting youth in taking central roles in Auroville’s development in the next coming decades – just as our parents and grandparents have done so successfully as pioneers. I believe that it is time Auroville reaches out to other Intentional Communities worldwide, and as a GEN ambassador I look forward to helping connect the many interested Aurovilian and local youth to GEN and Gaia Education in the near future.
Primary interests: Social; Culture; Integral Design; Ecology; Economy
Events & Trainings held by Kavitha Urvasie Selvaraj
- Date: 31 January 2020
- Location: YouthLink, Humanscapes Hall, Auroville, 605101, TN, India, India
4-5PM Introduction to GEN by Daniel Greenberg & Kavitha Urvasie Selvaraj 5-7PM Screening one talk. … Read more
Site content by Kavitha Urvasie Selvaraj
Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Puducherry in India. Inspired by the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo, Auroville was founded in 1968 by the Mother (Mira Alfassa) in accordance with her dream of a universal township living in harmony with itself and the wider world. Receiving support from UNESCO and the government of India Auroville is today an endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of … Read more
GEN (Global Ecovillage Network) and Gaia Education in Auroville Since the beginning, the Global Ecovillage Network has had an informal presence in Auroville with many Aurovilians connected to the network and establishing informal partnerships and EDE (Ecovillage Design Education) courses. Following the GEN +20 Conference in Findhorn in early July 2015, the GEN desk was officially started in August 2015 as ‘Pitchandikulam … Read more
- Location: India
Camp Auroville is 9-day immersion program for 16-18 year olds, using Auroville as a campus and its outstanding experience in sustainable living as a curriculum for learning and personal growth. It is a learning-in-action program connecting core human values, design theory, ideation, and hands-on work around personalized themes. The aim of this program is to empower youth to embody principles of ecological stewardship for the promotion of human and environmental wellbeing. Students will be … Read more