Kanthari is an accredited ‘leadership for social change’ training institute in Kerala, India. kanthari offers a 7-month leadership training program for those who carry a plan for social change. This course is also accessible for blind, visually impaired and/or people with physical disabilities.
This training is for individuals who come from and/or are positioned at the margins of society and have overcome major adversities in their lives. The aim is to empower social visionaries who have gained strength from their adversities and, being a part of a target group similar to themselves, are intrinsically driven to create ethical social change.
- Tailor made empowerment program
- Training in project management, fundraising, public speaking and communication
- Access to mentoring
- Access to Kanthari alumni network
Following are the requirements to apply for the Kanthari program
• Applicants need to be 22 years of age or older;
• Must bring a plan to create an impactful social project/venture or initiative
• Have Intermediary English skills (reading, writing and speaking) and
• Basic knowledge of how to use a computer
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 the intake team will interview you over Skype to get a feel for your passion and clarity in regards to your chosen project. They 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.
Application Deadline: December 10, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link