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Offer: Kanthari International: Leadership training program now accepting applications!

Do you have the guts to challenge the status quo?
Do you have innovative solutions to create social change?

Admission to kanthari leadership program May 2013 is now open.

kanthari offers a seven month experience-based preparation for social change. The course is especially designed for future kantharis and cannot be compared with any postgraduate study. Previous formal education is not necessarily required. Participants who apply for this program have to be committed to a dream and a plan to create a mindset change in their community. The result of such project is positive social change or awareness. The participant has to be highly motivated, driven and creative in order to let his/her project become reality.

The program is designed for:

  • Visionaries who are 22 years of age or older from various countries, cultures, religions, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds can work, live and learn together
  • Participants to work, live and learn together in an immersive atmosphere
  • Participants to learn methods, techniques and theories that are relevant to their own project implementations
  • Prepare the participants to be entrepreneurs through experiential learning methods and internships

kanthari invites change makers to apply for the 7 months kanthari International program starting May 2013. kanthari is the new name for the formerly known International Institute for Social Entrepreneurs (IISE). In the last three years kanthari has trained over 64 social innovators who have started more than 40 highly impactful initiatives.

kanthari International is more than a leadership program, it is a springboard for pro-active thinkers and driven do-ers. We are looking for individuals who are intrinsically interested to make a positive difference within their community/society. We believe that those who have overcome life challenges, be it disability, poverty, war, discrimination or exploitation - in short, who come from the margins of society and have strong life stories to tell, are the ones who should apply. kanthari fosters participants from all over the world, who have a sense of ownership, motivation and passion to make the world a better place and strength to be forces of good rather than victims of circumstance.

Set in a serene location on the shores of Vellayani lake in Trivandrum, India the campus is ideal to learn and absorb life transforming knowledge while being close to nature. The program will catalyse participants to develop necessary skills and to succeed as ethical social change makers. The Curriculum is designed in a way that participants:

  • learn methods, techniques and theories that are relevant to their own social dreams.
  • prepare themselves to start their initiative through various case studies, practical projects and internships.

Participants need to be 22 years of age or older. Nationality, religious or cultural background, socio-economic conditions or even educational background is of no consequence. What is important is; high energy, ethics, a vision, creativity, fire in the belly and the guts to challenge the Status Quo. The medium of learning is English, so a working knowledge of the language is essential. Basic computer skills are also required.

If an applicant is selected, accommodation and training fee will be provided by kanthari.

To ensure high quality training, kanthari accommodates a maximum of 25 participants per academic year who are chosen through a stringent selection process. To apply for the kanthari International program please visit;


Anita Muhanguzi's picture


Thanks Scott this is a good opportunity for potential social changers in the world today.

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Head of Legal and Advocacy
Centre for Batwa Minorities
Skype: mrs_muhanguzi

Nakinti's picture

Hello Scott

Dear Scott,
Thank you so much for this wonderful post.
I did I applied for this programme and I have been offered a place to a 2013 Kanthari participant.
I want to encourage women to make use of posts like this...this is how far sites like this can be stepping stones towards change.
Thank you a lot.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon

mrbeckbeck's picture


Congratulations Nakinti! I know this will be a spectacular opportunity for you.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Volunteer

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