About Sandhi

Mission

To contribute skills for people to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence, to contribute to healing past pain, and to help create a world that works for all.

Services We Offer

  • communication trainings for organizations
  • communication trainings for the general public
  • meeting facilitation & team retreats
  • mediation, negotation and conflict resolution skills training
  • healing and reconciliation training Sessions
  • keynote addresses and lectures

We are available to work with your group in Asia, and in other locations around the world. Contact us for more information.

Sandhi Institute is a Not for Profit Educational Organization, registered under the Companies Act of Sri Lanka. We are all volunteers working for the joy of contribution. Occassionaly we hire short term support people such as translators, logistics coordinator, etc., The team and Board are all volunteers and we all have other work which we do for our livelihood.

Financial Contribution:

Sandhi Institute running costs are covered by workshop fees and individuals who donate money to contribute to this work. We have been honored with small project specific grants such as: Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust (Jan 2011, to conduct a TOT for trainers working in schools), Canadian CIDA (Dec 2010 for "contexualizing NVC for Sri Lankan Cultures and languages" conference), Cordaid, Netherlands (Oct. 2008 for visioning and capacity building training). 

Your willingness to support us can make a significant contribution to this Island and her people throughout the world. 

  • We have a commitment to turn no one away for lack of money if they want to attend workshops & practice groups we offer
  • By offering a percentage of our training at substantially lower cost than the commercial value (to people and groups with much commitment and passion to contribute), We make it possible for NVC training to reach people who want to contribute to positive change in society even if they lack financial resources.
  • We increase our impact by working with national organizations such as Sewalanka, and Universities such as Ruhuna and Moratuwa, we reach many people indirectly through them. The power of NVC reaches into and transforms how the work gets done, and support those who want to live compassionately.
Other Contributions

Our work is supported by many people who volunteer their energy, time, and skills. Please read below and let us know if any of these options for contributing to us is of interest to you and you believe you have the skills for it:
  • Translation of written materials into Sinhala and Tamil
  • Simultaneous Translation for workshops (From English to Sinhala or Tamil and From Sinhala or Tamil to English OR Sinhala to Tamil and Tamil to Sinhala)
  • Editing help to read/edit documents & correspondence in English
  • Administrative Tasks such as coordinating registration for Workshops, drafting correspondence, running errands to purchase training and office supplies, etc.,
  • Fundraising 
  • Graphic design for training materials & Brochure
  • A mural artist who can make a mural for our training space

Wishlist

If you'd like to donate any of these below items please contact us.

  • 2 Quality office chairs with good back support
  • 2 Flip Chart Holder(s) with stand for Workshop use
  • Mats, Cushions & portable chairs for workshop use
  • A Bookshelf or cabinet with doors in good condition
  • Books related to NVC, healing, reconciliation, mediation and other related subjects for our library