The F.A.I.R. Project 2021: A Mission for Humanity
About Eight Goals One Foundation:
Eight Goals One Foundation (8one) was co-founded by Ramit Singh Chimni and Varun Achreja to support the eight goals that our foundation has identified as crucial in our mission for humanity. These goals include – Well-being, Gender Equality, Peace, Environment, Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Employment. We aim to affect pragmatic and sustainable progress across these goals with a focus on social development over other interpretations of the term ‘development’.
Through our projects and initiatives, we collaborate with government entities such as the Government of India’s Ministries of Commerce and Industry, and Law and Justice, along with international and domestic organisations, such as UNESCO, CII, NAWF, amongst others. We also regularly interact with experts including, Rosalia Arteaga (former President of the Republic of Ecuador), Violeta Bulc (Former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia), and Eric Falt (Regional Director, UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office), amongst many others.
2. Details about The F.A.I.R. Project:
The F.A.I.R. Project, an initiative of Eight Goals One Foundation (8one), is organising an online experiential program for individuals between 18 to 27 years of age, supported by the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office.
F.A.I.R. is a methodology of introspection which is driven by active dialogue and analysis to inculcate a mindset that focuses on what is right for all and not what benefits a few.
F.A.I.R. is a continuing conversation beyond the formal program, embarking on a mission for holistic and inclusive betterment of humanity.
We believe that decisions based on collective values are possible, despite the contemporary doctrine and evidence of individualistic interests winning over the common good.
The F.A.I.R. Project wants to equip you with the thought process that helps you develop real-time solutions to propagate our 8 goals, which complement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and mobilise change irrespective of which political, commercial, social or personal situation you may find yourself in.
F.A.I.R. follows an inquiry-based model, which begins with learning to question and then to unlearn and re-learn based on factual evidence and sound reason.
F.A.I.R. as a process focuses on developing a rational understanding of the world through a series of interactions with relevant stakeholders and experts, critical engagement with the issues, personal introspection, and learning to question and being comfortable both factually and logically with your conclusions.
F: Fact-Finding and Familiarise Yourself
A: Advocate for Alternate Viewpoints
I: Introspect and Interrogate Yourself
R: Reason and Rationalise
We want to invite applications from motivated and open-minded young individuals who are driven by their inquisitiveness and the willingness to learn and lead and are not limited by their level and field of qualification. These individuals will help build a community conducive to creating and sustaining objective, balanced, and socially pervasive change.
Qualification: Between the ages of 18-27 years
Number of Participants: 32
5. Fee details:
Fully-funded (no cost to participants)
All applicants will be required to apply through our application interface: thefairproject.org/apply2021
Instructions related to the application are listed on the application link itself. The application link will be active till 23:59 of March 8, 2021.
All applicants need to submit a 120-180 second video or audio clip answering any one of the following questions:
a. What would your ideal position be with respect to the way the world looks at any of the 8 goals?
b. According to you, what is the biggest challenge our world faces today and why?
c. What human achievement are you most proud of?
Any applicant who is unable to submit the video or audio clip can submit a 400-word write up along with their reason for their inability to submit the video/ audio clip within 50 words.
Deadline to apply: 08 March 2021
Program dates: 14 June 2021 – 24 July 2021
8. Contact information:
9. Official links:
Application Portal: www.thefairproject.org/apply2021