ChalkPeace

Your title/position Founder and CEO
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Year the ngo or company was founded 2013
Website
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Our idea centers around creating peace education centered handbooks, games and posters that can then be used to engage with communities across the world. We aim to sensitize communities towards peace and build empathy so that they find that there's more uniting them than dividing them. At the Red Elephant Foundation, we came up with a program called ChalkPeace. The idea behind it was to Teach Peace. With the help of curriculums designed specific to each demographic, we began to host sessions across the world, online and offline. The conversation centred around everyday conflict management, and slowly, expanded to greater and larger causes of conflict and ways to address them. Our workshops are very simple: we dont teach a thing. Instead, we learn together. We occupy a space where the participants become active and critical thinkers. We ask them to share what they see around them, and encourage them to respond to what they see. We then simulate situations, where we make them see that they are stakeholders in a grander world that could well be peaceful. We then guide them gently into a simulated understanding of what a world filled with conflict would look like. We let them make the choice. Nine out of ten times, that choice is towards peace. But when we encounter that one time when the choice is violence, we understand that theres something that runs deeper. Weve spent time with that one person separately, trying to understand what informs the choice and by a comprehensive mix of psycho-social work and attention to an unresolved past trauma, fear, borrowed hatred or radicalization, weve helped them come over to this side.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

29 WORKSHOPS 1100 YOUNG PEOPLE 75 PARENTS AND TEACHERS 7 SCHOOLS 2 CORPORATES 400 ADULTS

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Sustainability and future plans

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

Kirthi Jayakumar is an activist, artist and writer from Chennai, India. She founded and runs the Red Elephant Foundation, a civilian peacebuilding initiative that works for gender equality through storytelling, advocacy and digital interventions. She is a member of the Youth Working Group for Gender Equality under the UNIANYD. Kirthi is the recipient of the US Presidential Services Medal (2012) for her services as a volunteer to Delta Women NGO, and the two-time recipient of the UN Online Volunteer of the Year Award (2012, 2013). Her second book, The Dove's Lament, made it to the final shortlist for the Muse India Young Writers' Literary Award. Kirthi was recently invited to the United State of Women Summit at the White House in Washington DC, as a nominated changemaker. She is also a Zen Doodler, and her works have been commissioned by corporate establishments, non-profits and art collectors world over.

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September 1, 2017 05:01

Dear Resiliant Entrepreneur,

It's the end of the competition, I want to urge you to not leave this community without the contact (email especially) of as many other entrepreneurs on this platform. You never can tell what your further conversations may produce.

It's the power of networking and leverage I'm talking about...
Here's my email [email protected] looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards
Seth

August 31, 2017 23:47

Bye fellow entrepreneur:
As I say good buy, I must say it has been an astounding time reading so many great entries.
I went through the details of your idea and was indeed very impressed. Would you be kind enough to please explain to me as how you got this idea? Equally importantly, who were (are) the people who inspired you for you to come up with this idea.
Take care and all the very best!
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 22:27

Hello fellow passenger,

You might have heard the famous song "What I've done" by Linkin park. The lyrics have been beautifully carved by the late singer Chester Bennington. The song covers the ways in which our so called development has helped only a handful of the upper society members, whereas people are still living in poverty.

We have a great platform here which is urging super brains from around the world to come together and collaborate with their ideas and help make this world a better place to live in. You have been a part of this community and I congratulate you on your effort that you have put in.

Thanks once again and all the best for the future
Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 22:05

Hi
The competition is ending in few minutes.no matter what happens on this competition, I encourage you to go out there and change the world as it needs you more than ever.the reason is you have the ability and you know how.I feel you are obliged. Above all,I would like to wish you all the best.kind regards

August 31, 2017 22:01

Hello my fellow traveler, How are you feeling as our road ends temporarily?
I have just seen your entry and have been thoroughly impressed by it. Will you be willing to collaborate incase you want to set it up on ground?
I would like to be in touch with you,
Cheers from Kabul.
Shuhra

August 31, 2017 20:55

Comrades,
In this fight for a sustainable future, what we need is innovation; something which is not necessarily new, but which makes us look at things from a different angle.

I believe this is one of the major motives of this community which we are a part of. Taking one step together hand in hand towards our goal is the only way we can achieve it.

So I wish you the very best in this endeavour of yours and hope to see you together in the new tomorrow

Regards,
Team GreenSpace

August 31, 2017 18:53

Yes, it was a wonderful journey !
a. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal?
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
c. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
Thank You !
Truly, Shuhra K, Afghanistan

August 31, 2017 18:05

I SEND MY THANK YOU FROM KABUL!
WHAT A JOURNEY AND WHAT A PROPOSALTHE SIMPLICITY OF YOUR IDEA WAS JUST TOO GOOD. WHAT ABOUT YOU? HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY PROPOSAL? IT IS CALLED EDU-CELL TO HELP THE SCHOOL EDUCATION IN AFGHANISTAN. INTERESTED? CLICK AND DOUBLE CLICK!!
SIGNIING OFF, SHUHRA

August 31, 2017 17:36

Thank You my dear!
Three thoughts come to my mind as we end:
(a) Will we be in touch?
(b) It is a small and beautiful world
(c) All the best
Bye for now!
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 31, 2017 16:59

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU FOR READING MY PROPOSAL. I HAVE READ AND EVALUATED YOUR INITIATIVE AND I CANNOT BUT HELP GIVING IT MY HIGHEST COMPLIMENTS. HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO THINK OF SUCH A WONDERFUL IDEA, I WONDER?
ONCE GAIN A BIG THANK YOU FROM MY SIDE.
SK

August 31, 2017 03:44

Hello,

This entrepreneurship-campus platform has been amazing it has enabled us to see all the enthusiasts and to share our passion and experiences to learn from each other. Good luck with your work and wishing you all the success on your journey. Please try to keep in touch; this is important to me as I find this inspirational.

I appreciate all your votes, valuable feedback, advice, and suggestions. For me it has helped me to improve my ideas and also helps me to win and learn from the ideas that you have given me.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kindest regards

August 31, 2017 00:32

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 30, 2017 22:31

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Greetings from Afghanistan!
Awesone. Fantastic. Relevant. These are the three words that came to my mind when I read your proposal. Congratulations. If you get a moment, would you be kind enough to read my proposal (IDEAS) called EDU-CELL from Afghanistan? And if you do manage to read it, would you be kind enough to vote if you like the IDEA? And if I am not asking too much, please forward the link to your friends and family.
Thanks in anticipation!
Shuhra K

August 30, 2017 21:21

Hello fellow traveler!
I must say that I found your idea truly inspiring. I would like to know more about it? Do you think you can give me more details about your proposal so I can understand it more and give ffedbakc as well as evaluate if it can be done in my country?
I would also like to request you to please my IDEA called EDU-CELL. DO you think it is relevant in your country. If yes, let me know. I can even help in establishing it in your place during the course of this year!
Have a great day
SHUHRA

August 30, 2017 21:10

Hiii!!!!!!!
As we are in to the last day of the competition, I am taking this opportunity to thank you for your valuable comments, votes and suggestions. Your project is very much interesting and helpful and I wish you would be there in the finals. I am concluding by this words-
"Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on ones ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act".
I am wishing you to be a successful person.

REGARDS
AJITH MATHEW
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August 30, 2017 20:38

Hello my friend,
May I entreat you to read my entry EDU CELL. I have read your and must say it is fantastic. How did you come up with the idea, I wonder? Who helped you?
Bye for now,
Shuhra.

August 30, 2017 19:45

What a proposal! I am truly amazed.
So many good thoughts including yours. Reading them gives me good bumps. Will you be able to give me some more details about your proposal? And on a different note, wont it be great if you have a quick glance at my IDEA called EDU CELL.
Take care!
Shuhra (Kabul)

August 30, 2017 18:29

Looking forward!Yes, you can!
a. This is what I could think when I saw your proposal. Truly inspirational and positive initiative from your side that is sending ripples amongst my friends and relatives. If you think it will be applicable in Afghanistan, please send me the details.
b. Also, please go through my IDEA called EDU-CELL and if you like it, please vote.
All the best for this competition!
Sincerely, Shuhra K, Afghanistan
S. Koofi, Kabul

August 29, 2017 16:18

Hello everyone,

Now we are reaching the end of the competition. I want to thank everyone who have been voting and commenting on my ideas and interest in helping support GU.

As all of you said, a visual universal language is needed for this continuously developing society. I am trying my best to launch my Gadaa Universe with the help of you and your constructive comments. We will do whatever it takes to exceed your expectations.

Best of Luck! And keep it up

Kind regards

August 28, 2017 21:17

Congratulations!!!!!!!
Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable. So change this world with your idea.
Wishing you all the success and hope you will be there in the finals.

BEST OF LUCK

AJITH MATHEW

August 28, 2017 20:10

Hello,
Being a part of India's well-known Entrepreneurship Cell of the most prestigious engineering college in India, I have interacted with many startup enthusiasts, have got to know how they think and what are some qualities that set them apart from the ones who are not able to see their idea through. Reading through your idea, I have realised that your idea has that spark which can help it become a successful venture. Coupled with its aim to help the society achieve its goals sustainably, your idea can be something quite helpful for the same.

But before it's implementation, you need to do a "premortem" check on how it can fail. This would prepare you for any uncalled-for circumstances and help you prepare for them accordingly.

Lastly, I would like you to have a look at our idea, GreenSpace, and share your views about the same.

Regards,
Team GreenSpace.

August 28, 2017 15:54

Greetings Dear Colleague ,

Thank you for being a part of that great event , it was a great nice Journey , but the best thing of it is meeting good friends like you , I hope every one of you achieve his dreams.
thanks again & best wishes for you all.

your brother Ahmed

August 28, 2017 12:58

Hello My Friend!

Thank you for being here all this while. Your dreams are valid and your project is very viable. Keep thriving and best will keep coming your way.

Best of Luck.

August 27, 2017 17:59

Hello dear members of the entrepreneurship community,

I hope you will join us too and learn the GU universal communication system and the Gadaa system practices when the platform and the system implementations are complete and fully ready for use. This work is still under development. I will let you know once it is finished.

Please keep your constructive comments. Your feedback is important! Many thanks to all contributors!

Thank you for supporting GU project. We will notify you as soon as the platform is live.

Best of Luck!

August 26, 2017 21:06

Hello,

To all the people who are asking how to join once the GU platform goes live, all you need to do is to create a free account. Please keep an eye out on the website and my social media pages at: http://gadaauniverse.com/

Kind regards

August 26, 2017 18:31

Dear Champion,

It takes just one idea/project to transform the world. As you keep working hard towards your dreams and to add your quota in the improvement of the world, I wish you the best of luck.

Remain Lifted!

August 26, 2017 17:04

Hello Great Mind!

Thank you for your support to AfricEnergy so far. I appreciate your kind words, positive remarks and contribution on my idea. As you continue to progress in your quest for the improvement of the World, I wish you success and breakthrough.

Best of luck!

August 25, 2017 19:00

Hello Champion!

Did you miss Today's (Friday) Inspiration from YCEC? Here it is; "Change your thoughts and you change the World" - Norman Vincent Peale.

Your project is valid, so are your thoughts. Keeping improving and progressing.

Best of Luck!

August 25, 2017 04:43

Dear community member,

As the competition deadline is approaching near, we would like some feedback regarding our idea, some ways by which we can tweak it and make it a little better and ready for future execution.
(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5961/comments)

Please vote and support our idea.

Thank you in advance.
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 18:42

Hi,
After going through your project, I firmly believe that with good management and excellent execution, this project will help the society grow in a sustainable manner. This would have various positive effects on the environment and also the society in general.

I wish you the best for the same.

I would really appreciate if you could go through my idea as well(follow this link https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org Our idea deals with covering an otherwise unused rooftop of a building with green plants and using that space for a multitude of activities.

Thank you
Team GreenSpace

August 23, 2017 12:05

Hi,
Thank you if you have already commented my idea Path To Knowledge. If not, I invite you kindly to do it at: https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/12/5633/ I would really appreciate your opinion.
Best regards,
Andrei

August 23, 2017 10:19

Hi Kirthi,
Your project is very much appreciable. People like you are a blessing to the modern world because you are utilizing your skill to help the common people. Keep this spirit throughout your life. The will to do varitiies in life opens up the door of opportunities. So keep this positive attitude always .
I wish you all the success for this competition and also please vote and comment on my project AUTOMATIC COCOA BEAN SEPARATING MACHINE.

August 23, 2017 09:05

An Awesome Day to You, Dear Campus Colleague,

Cheeking through your Project and seeing it progress in this competition leaves me motivated and inspired that with us, our planet will become better and flourish in goodness and development desired by every human being with dreams and aspirations. To keep you moving and staying on in face of challenges as growing Entrepreneurs, it is my pleasure to share this link with you, "7 MOVIES Every Entrepreneur Should Watch", copy and paste this link to view; youtube.com/watch?v=s3x-_yRRUrk

All the best to you in you Idea!

Cheers
Anita Mbah.

August 23, 2017 08:47

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 08:47

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 23, 2017 08:47

Hii,

your project is a very impressive and it will surely be beneficial for all the people..
It looks promising.
Congratulations for all your efforts that you have put into your project.
Good luck
Regards

August 22, 2017 21:39

Greetings, Dear Entrepreneurial Colleague

We are few steps to the announcement day. I want to use this medium to appreciate your effort, progress so far and support to my idea. Never relent, keep pushing and I wish you success, all the way.

You may enjoy this article on "How to Segment a Market" for your project/business: copy ad paste this address into your browser: wikihow.com/Segment-a-Market

Best of Luck!

August 21, 2017 18:16

Greetings Red Elephant Foundation,
I found your project interesting to read and life changing.
I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
Thanks in advance for putting the effort in answering.
If you like it Please also vote.
Keep up the good work.
Cheers

August 21, 2017 17:53

Thank you Champion!

Having you around is very encouraging and wonderful. I wish you success on your journey and you should always expect the best coming your way.

You may like to see my idea, AfricEnergy, for comments and support.

Cheers.

August 20, 2017 15:41

Hello,

I invite you kindly to please read and give some suggestions or comment my idea GadaaUniverse[GU]-Gadaa Universal Communication System and GU-Fair.

Thanks in advance for your votes and comment. I really appreciate your contribution and would be glad to hear your advice and opinion.

Good luck with your project!

Kind regards,

Firanbek Robele

August 19, 2017 10:58

Hello,
I invite you kindly to comment my idea Path To Knowledge. I would be glad to hear your advice. I have written this message after I commented almost all ideas and projects and probably yours too. I am deeply sorry if this message bothered you, but everyone on this platform wants to go to the finals with his/her idea and makes all it is possible to get there. Maybe not all the actions are fair. Some participants copy the same meaningless message and paste it to all ideas. I just do marketing. Again, I am sorry if this message disturbed you.
Kindest regards,
Andrei

August 19, 2017 08:23

Hello
Chalkpeace is wonderful and unique project for sustainable peace and justice for future citizen.Congulatulation for your efforts and progress you have done.. Without Peace no development, therefore with Chalkpeace there are development.
All the best.

August 18, 2017 15:15

I invite you to please read my idea" Edu-Cell" and give some suggestions on my idea if any ?
Community effort is always welcome.
Thanks for reading my request!
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR PUTTING THE EFFORT IN ANSWERING.

August 18, 2017 06:38

Hello The Red Elephant's Foundation!

Your project is quite interesting and impressive, as it tends to open up a new horizon in education to promote resilient and safe communities. Congratulations for your efforts!

I wish you success and you can stop by on my idea to add your contribution.

Best of luck!

August 11, 2017 15:06

This is a great project and your foundation's initiative is simply wordless. Yes, we have to teach our brothers, friends and children that the conflicts can only be solved by talking and any problem, no matter how big it is, has a solution. Keep continue with this project and I would like to hear about your future plans.
Good luck,
Andrei

August 11, 2017 05:55

Great Project. I want to invite you to vote for my project and comment if you want it.
Thanks and good luck

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/14/7257/

August 10, 2017 20:59

Hi
U are really doing the great job.keep it up and never loose hope.the world needs such initiatives and young individuals need to grow up councelled and free from everything that may cause them to be against peace.I wish you good luck.I think you guys should write a comic book which contains all the stories you have been through and sell it by that way you will be raising funds and reaching those who cannot be at your workshops.kind regards

Please care to advise and comment on my project as well

June 25, 2017 08:57

Really interesting and awesome. Keep it up. World needs these kinds of initiatives. Their is conflict going on in every country. It has destroyed civilizations.

All the best.
Regards

May 24, 2017 00:42

Very inspiring! This world definitely needs a lot more programs and organizations centred on peace and conflict resolution. Every country in the world needs you! I hope you get both corporations and governments supporting you.
Well done!

May 23, 2017 19:49

Thank you for your question, Ahmed! We focus on solution oriented handbooks that emphasize on values that children and young people can use for their futures. We also have handouts of peaceful leaders :)

May 23, 2017 17:10

greetings Red Elephant Foundation

this is great noble project , as The human resource is the main element in the production wheel , and that is very good for society
are the handbooks, contains stories about peace & stories about peaceful leaders like Ghandi ?

best wishes :)

May 18, 2017 10:57

Great work and innovation here. Keep it up.
I wish we have a project like this here in Nigeria opportunities are open for partnership.

Wishing you the very best!
Ayomide.

May 17, 2017 16:06

Hi,
You're doing a great job in helping the people. The pictures are lovely and your work is amazing.

Keep your spirit to help each other!

All The Best!

Incognita

May 17, 2017 14:22

Nine times out of ten gives me hope and I am confident that one time can be addressed and overcome for a truly wonderful world. I am an optimist and this project just reinforced my outlook! Best of Luck!

May 9, 2017 15:47

Thank you so much, Kirthi. It's great to know and as you rightly point out collaborations are the way forward and can help organizations efficiently use the resources and learn from each other. I would be delighted to share details of your project with organizations I know and will connect them with you. :)

May 9, 2017 08:07

Thank you so much, Sharda! You ask one of the most moving questions that we are eager to engage with - we LOVE collaboration, and we are very happy to work closely with any organization that is open, willing and welcoming an engagement with us. :)

Thank you for all that you do!

May 9, 2017 01:03

Hi Kirthi,

This is a brilliant initiative and a much-needed intervention. Mentoring and role-play sessions are a great way to engage with children and address complex issues around peace, conflict, gender, race and so on.

I understand that your organization is based out of Chennai. However, if we do have other organizations working in this domain would it be possible to explore collaborations and organize training sessions for trainers who can then use your curriculum for community engagement in other geographies?

Thank you so much. More power to you and keep up the amazing work you are doing :)

Best,
Sharda