School of Democracy Excellence
For Grass-root Good Governance
Do you know that democracy in 21st Century faces two major problems?
The twofold problems of Democracy are… Selfishness and Powerlessness
Selfishness in the blatant takeover of democracy by crony capitalism! Unscrupulous
Business houses fund political campaigns and in return have a free hand in creating
policies to fill their coffers. Selfishness is exhibited by citizens by their gross
apathy to common problems and feel it is the responsibility of the government to
fix these issues. This is heights of selfishness! Of the system and citizen! Because
of which the rich keep getting richer, poverty remains and haphazard development
is seen everywhere in developing nations especially.
Powerlessness of party politics is manifested in the inability of the present system
to facilitate genuine servant leaders to emerge for election. But instead these
days the crafty money minded, two faced politicians are the ones mostly seen! Further,
the people who elect leaders cannot reach the leaders once election is done! Nor
can their voice be heard, if they have something to say!
This is heights of powerlessness! Of the system and citizens!
Well, do you know anyone, anywhere striving to solve these two fold problems of
democracy? Doubtful! Is there any work that’s happening in the world to genuinely
fix these twin problems? Not really.
Now, Yaseva a techno-cultural socio-spiritual entrepreneur based in Chennai – India,
after years of research investigation and analysis has identified the ‘missing mechanism’
in the ‘Democracy Machine’ and developed the ‘Parliament of the Street’, which is
a pragmatic and effective, ‘democracy enhancing, inclusiveness and dynamism infusing
mechanism. Thus to offer the ‘Parliament of the Street’ program across India and
to other democracy practicing nations, The School for Democracy Excellence is being
founded at Koothavakkam on OMR 65 KM South of Chennai
The School of Democracy Excellence will help in developing local servant leadership
and also for enabling people participation in great measure. It will prevent the
ingress of corruption. Bring about improvement in basic environment cleanliness,
hygiene and safety for women and children; ensuring that everyone is heard and that
every person and ever thing matters. Women, ‘Sister Giants’ are especially being
inspired to take leadership in their street and neighborhood.
Socio- Political Entrepreneur Certification Course: The political sector has been
ignored by youth as a career option mainly because it usually requires the individual
to join a political party. There is 'traditional stigma of low values associated
with those in politics' ' for obvious reasons such as corruption, violence, bribery,
caste-politics and more. The 'Parliament of the Street' is the centre-piece of this
program and has not much scope for 'Party Politics'. Further the 'core power' involved
in the formation of each 'Parliament of the Street' is unconditional-love manifested
as 'concern for one another'; which brings peace and joy. Hate and violence undoubtedly
lead to loss and is the prime reason (and for good reason too!) people with values
have kept-away from politics. Through Parliament of the Street, the traditional
‘negative’ stigmas attached to working in the political sector is avoided; the focus
is on nurturing sincere, honest and prudent individual leaders with love occupied
This multi-disciplinary course from 'School of Democracy Excellence' is designed
to inspire, empower, and enable youth to embark on a career of people politics,
to fulfill the desire to bring about transformation and improvement in the quality
of life of people in society, at crucial the governance level. 'Parliament of the
Street', the flagship program of this course, is founded on 'sociocracy' with the
potential of ushering people into participative grass-root good governance. After
taking this course, youth can either as individuals or in groups, select and work
on specific geographical locations where they feel they know they can 'make a difference'
based on their interests, skills, and other inherent potential they have like local
support. The course also equips these democracy excellence students with 'Nature
Stewardship' Entrepreneurial inputs that essentially capacity builds them to become
self-reliant socio-political entrepreneurs. www.democracyexcellence.com