By Prakhar Mishra:
Youth Alliance is back with its initiative called Lead The Change- Igniting Hearts (LTC). Youth Alliance is an organization working with a vision to Connect EACH Youth With a Cause. We aim to build a movement of young leaders equipped to meet India’s problems by designing processes to identify young individuals with a spark to think innovatively for the larger social good. We do this by conducting programs where they get experiential exposure in both urban and rural space to identify their passion.
In the last three versions of LTC, we saw around 6 new initiatives coming up and 10 other youngsters joined development space full time. Initiatives vary from rural learning space “Kilkaari” to a livelihood centre “Swaraj”. Witnessing huge success in the past we have come up with a more rigorous program this time. Now, Lead the Change is a 8 week program (6 days residential) which takes 40 passionate individuals on a rigorous journey to explore themselves inside-out, to internalise the challenges (under issues like women empowerment & human trafficking, education, policy, environment, rural development etc.) of the country through hands-on exposure. They hone their leadership skills by learning from role models and experts in the social development domain and employ design thinking to undertake a time bound social action. There is a strong focus on deep self-awareness and starting the process from within. Beyond the program, we help participants build their social enterprise by connecting them with mentors and helping them build a team. Read more here.
The program will take place in Delhi from August 23rd to October 20th (8 weeks) and has been designed keeping in mind the time commitments of college going students and young corporate professionals. There are two hour sessions on Mondays & Thursdays, while a full-day engagement on Saturdays; three residential weekends; changeagents have to put in extra time commitment for enterprise engagements. Find detailed structure here.
Leaders like Anshu Gupta (Goonj), Nikhil Dey (MKSS, NAC), Ravi Gulati (Manzil), Pramath Raj Sinha (Founding Dean, ISB ; Founder YIF) Vivek Sharma(Gandhi Fellowship), Shaheen Mistry(Teach For India), Neeraj Agarwal (NIIT Yuva Jyoti), Rishikant (Shakti Vahini), Deep Joshi (PRADAN, NAC), Parth J. Shah (CCS) and few more have mentored the young changeagents in the three versions of Lead The Change programs that have so far taken place.
You can also find in detail about the application procedure here
The deadline to apply for program is August 11.
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For any interactions and inquiries contact Shashank +91-9873427669 / Seema +91-9654526886.