Deadline: 28th February 2023 | A 12-month, scholarship-based leadership program for change-makers/social entrepreneurs who have overcome adversity and who are keen to start their own organizations addressing social or environmental issues.

In the past 13 courses, kanthari has trained 258 changemakers from 53 countries. This has resulted in 150+ organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of 200,000+ people who are situated on the margins of society.
kanthari equips participants with all skills and tools that are required to start and run their own impact-making organizations. The course is a final stop before starting an own organization/venture/NGO or social enterprise.

Organizations that are started by kanthari graduates address amongst many others, topics in the fields of Protection of the environment, Human rights, Alternative education, Peacebuilding, and/or disability.

Some participants 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.

Kanthari offers:
• tailor-made empowerment program for personal development.
• skill sets and tools for project management, planning, accounting, fundraising, communication, social media, public speech, among others.
• access to a mentoring program.
• access to a network of social change makers from 50 countries.

Applicants must be at least 22 years old (No upper age limit) and have intermediate English, and basic computer skills. It is essential to have an intrinsic drive to bring about a positive social change in the applicant’s own community.
The 12-month course starts in April (initially online) and in May on-campus in Trivandrum.

Find out more and apply at the official link below:


Apply before 28th February, 2023