SRISTI is a developmental voluntary organization aiming to strengthen the creativity of/at/for grassroots communities ,including individual innovators. It supports eco-friendly solutions to local problems being scouted, spawned and spread by the Honey Bee Network for over 26 years. It also nurtures ecopreneurs engaged in conserving biodiversity, common property resources, cultural diversity and educational innovators. There are five pillars of Honey Bee Network which SRISTI is committed to backstop: Educational innovations by school and college teachers, students and other stakeholders; institutional innovations at community and other levels in managing resources, improving access of knowledge rich-economically poor people to trigger self reliant development process; cultural creativity so that curiosity, collaboration, and compassion growth through art, literature and crafts etc.,
The Honey Bee Philosophy
Honey Bee Network’s mission is best explained through the metaphor of a honey bee which does what many intellectuals and other privileged people fail to do. It gathers nectar from the flowers without impoverishing them. The Network similarly seeks to ensure that people do not feel short-changed when they share their knowledge with outsiders. It is for this reason that communication in local languages became an important norm. Promotion of lateral learning among creative individuals and communities through local language newsletters is one of the important missions of the Honey Bee Network.
Philosophy of Eight Es
SRISTI works on the principle of a synthesis between Eight Es, i.e., Excellence, Equity, Environment, Efficiency, Ethics, Empathy Education and Enterprise. These provide the right chemistry for societies seeped in mediocrity to get over their inertia and move towards a compassionate, creative, competitive as well as collaborative society.
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