AZAHAR's mission is to empower young people for global peacebuilding through Yoga and the Arts.Young people are given the opportunity to acquire life skills and use tools to act as leaders within their own communities and build sustainable capacity for coexistence and reconciliation in post-conflict or other fragile setting with repeated cycles of violence and insecurity.
The current project is a vocational Yoga Program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More than 300children living in orphanages, slums and other challenged situations benefit from Yoga classes. Talented students get the opportunity to participate in the AZAHAR Talent and Leadership programs, to learn English and to become teachers and mentors themselves and give back to their communities. By developing self-awareness, confidence and compassion through balancing mind, body and soul, AZAHAR and its beneficiaries help paving the beautiful way to peace within each individual and entire communities.