Through the Kirtan Experience, The Lotus Trust’s primary objective is to facilitate students having an enlivening experiences of different cultures. By involving and engaging young people in workshops, discussions, seminars, interspersed with evenings of music – known as the Kirtan Experience, filled with dancing and singing – we aim to help students build a sets of skills that are relevant to their lives and equip them for their future personal and professional life. This year’s venue was a week of intercultural youth activity in Florence, Italy.
Working in close partnership with local youth groups in London, our other programmes involve weekly university societies, which encourage a healthy lifestyle that is vegetarian, free from drugs and alcohol. They bring people from all walks of life together, creating a supportive structure and friendly atmosphere to help promote the acquisition of transferable life skills. The Lotus Trust also encourages and assists to establish systems of mentorship to support and guide young people.
This years Italy 2013 excursion has been funded by the Youth in Action initiative, with transport costs, accommodation and other expenses subsidised through a grant. Youth in Action is a project, which brings together groups of young people from two or more countries providing them with an opportunity to discuss and confront various themes, whilst learning about each other’s countries and cultures and is organised through the British council.
2015 Kirtan Experience Update