What We Do

 

Service Array:

  • Sustainable Land Use: We support sustainable agriculture techniques and education to empower local resources, creating economic opportunities.
  • Community Development: Through partnering with communities, organizations, villages and sometimes cities, we identify assets and resources to coordinate efforts between leaders, projects and organizations together for a stronger, more vibrant community. We help with structure, systems, asset mapping, programming, stakeholder analysis and more. We focus on at-risk youth, women’s empowerment and life skills education – including capacity building.
  • Leadership Skills: We help entities sustain themselves through organizational support to improve conditions and functionality. We provide training in leadership development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Mindful Movements: Mindful movement is to gently move the body with conscious, refreshing movements. The moves bring in awareness of the body and mindfulness in life.
  • Innovation Labs: Events and think-tanks that lead to action plans and solutions for climate change and humanitarian issues to further drive innovation and awareness. We give voice to change makers and learn from the experience and wisdom of thought leaders in the areas we serve and around the world.


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Current Projects:

We are currently working with The Relief Trust of Nepal, and the Rotary Club to bring meaningful relief to the people of Digam village. This village suffered greatly from the 2015 earthquake and hasn’t gotten the help it needs to prosper and be prepared for any coming setbacks. We also provide leadership training to help create the next generation of change makers and consulting services for development organizations. Additionally, we offer Mindful Movement classes and curate inspirational think tank events called “Innovation Labs”. Learn more about these projects and our wholistic approach to empower these corageous people.

  • Nepal Village Livelihood
  • Leadership & Facilitation
  • Innovation Labs
  • Mindful Movement


Criteria for Projects and Partners:

We will work with those that align with the values of Sustainable Land Use, Community Development and Sustainable Solutions locally and globally.

The project must align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and bring positive impact to the environment and people. It is important that the work will not bring harm to people, animals or the planet.

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Our Ethos – “Service Above Self”

We use an action research process in an informal interview setting for participants to be relaxed and offer honest answers on issues related to the target area. We then assist organizations/ communities to develop a structure to more efficiently meet their needs. Most things will be done in partnership and collaboration where Aranya Solutions acts a bridge to resources and infrastructure.

We believe that for service to be true it must also be embodied, and thus connected with our whole being. This is the leading edge of the sustainability movement: the realization that no matter how many solar panels we install, how many green products we consume, how much CO2 [and Methane] we remove from the atmosphere, we will not be living better lives if we do not transform ourselves, our lifestyles, choices and priorities. Sustainability is an inside job, a learning journey to live lightly, joyfully, peacefully, meaningfully.


Projects In Greater Detail:

Nepal Village Livelihood

Digam Village 2017 – by Katrina Zavalney

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Nepal Village Livelihood (In Digam Village)

We are supporting Digam Village’s Community Development through agriculture training, livelihood programs and building a community center.

Working with this remote village who was deeply affected by the 2015 Earthquake, a massive 7.6 magnitude that affected most of the country, where homes, schools and communities were destroyed.

We will provide programming support and life skill building activities for them to become self sustaining.

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Project Partners:

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The Relief Trust Logo

ICA Nepal

 

The Relief Trust

 

In this video you can hear the voices of the villagers, their needs and an introduction to where we work. We are creating an array of services to meet these needs with education, agriculture, health and working with them to build a community center.


Leadership & Facilitation

We provide training in leadership development, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and communication skills, compassion and embodied empowerment.
We support anyone who wants to gain these skills especially new political leaders, nonprofits, INGO’s and community leaders interested in increasing their leadership skills.

We will collaborate with partners in Nepal, India and other countries. We appreciate donors to provide scholarships for those in need to receive leadership training.
We also promote leadership that inspires through podcasts, interviews, social media, and our innovation labs.

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Organization Development Consulting

Aranya Solutions can provide the structure, strategy, and facilitation organizations need to ensure dynamic success, this includes organization development, strategic planning, grant writing support, fundraising and general help thinking things through for alignment of purpose and goals and organization development. Through this we help entities sustain themselves to improve
conditions and functionality.


Innovation Labs

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Events and think-tanks that lead to action plans and solutions for climate change and humanitarian issues to further drive innovation and awareness. We give voice to change makers and learn from the experience and wisdom of thought leaders in the areas we serve and around the world.

We look for leaders in sustainability, humanity, technology, consciousness expansion and equity conversations. The innovation labs result in concise action plans and solutions for climate change and humanitarian issues. Through this we establish groups and a network to further drive action, innovation and awareness on an ongoing basis. These Innovation Labs will happen throughout the world, kicking off in the United States over the summer of 2018 in cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, etc.


Mindful Movement

The Mindful Movement class invites participants to gently move the body with conscious, refreshing movements.

This program is designed for conferences, trainings and workshops that would like to incorporate activity where people can move their bodies and get a little exercise.

The movements invite awareness of the body and mindfulness in life. Group, organizations or communities are always welcome to book a session if you want your people be more energized, refreshed and focused – it’s great for team building!

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