kanthari in Trivandrum, Kerala, South of India, offers a 7 month, scholarship based leadership program for visionaries who have overcome adversity and who are keen to drive ethical social change anywhere in the world.
Some have university degrees while others have little to no formal education; Some are blind or physically disabled, others have no disabilities at all.
What is important is a sense of ownership, motivation, creativity, talent and passion to create a positive social impact.
Do You Have What It Takes To Become A Social Change Maker?
Are you at least 22 years old and have basic English and computer skills?
Do you have demonstrative drive and social dream of introducing social change in your community?
Apply to the kanthari course to transform your social dream into a ground breaking social project:
– tailor-made empowerment programme personal development
– skill sets in project management, planning, fund-raising, communication, social media, public speech
– access to mentoring programme
– networking with social change makers from 37 countries
kanthari welcomes participants over 22 years of age who have overcome significant life challenges ranging from vision impairment, disability, poverty, war, discrimination, and exploitation. They could also be witnesses to social situations they wish to change so others do not suffer. They should have a passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be forces of good rather than be victims of circumstance. kanthari’s seven month program will help participants develop all necessary skills to succeed as social change-makers. Please see curriculum for processes and outcomes of the course. Selected participants will qualify for a scholarship provided by our donors to cover the training fee and accommodation. All travel fees and incidental expenses will be the responsibility of the participants. Please find answers in the FAQ section for Admissions/Qualifications, Financial Matters, Curriculum, Campus Life, Computers/Software, Medical Concerns, Miscellaneous.
Applications for the 2019 kanthari course are welcome. Apply now!
To ensure high quality training, kanthari accommodates a maximum of 25 participants per academic year who are chosen through a stringent five-step selection process.
Step 1: Application via online application form kanthari will get a clear understanding of you, your project and vision for social change.
Step 2: Initial interview In which our intake team will interview you over Skype to get a feel for your passion and clarity in regards to your chosen project. We will also answer any questions you may have about the program and application process.
Step 3: Write up of an Essay In which you write about your history, your challenges, how you have dealt with these, and about your vision for social change.
Step 4: Follow up Interview This Skype interview will be conducted by an independent expert to determine your suitability for this very intense course by building a personality profile.
Step 5: Final interview This Skype interview will be done with the management of kanthari before a final selection decision is made. There will be additional assignments to be completed before arrival in India.
Before Applying, Ask Yourself
Am I willing to be committed, 100%, to making my goals/dreams/vision and social project come true continuing even after I complete the program?
- to come to the institute with a spirit of integrity, mutual respect, exchange, contribution and teamwork?
- to help others achieve their goals and develop their skills in the areas which I consider myself an expert?
- to participate in all activities giving 100% every time in terms of my knowledge, experience, energy, effort, creativity and talent?
- to spend 7 months of my life in a developing country working intensively on developing my social entrepreneurship and leadership skills?
- Am i flexible, mobile, independent in my actions and thoughts?
Only if the answer is YES to all the above questions you are a potential candidate and we would encourage you to apply for the kanthari program.