Welcome to kanthari TALKS

Change makers from 8 countries present their captivating life stories of resilience and hope. Join the livestream to listen to inspiring solutions for global and local problems.

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What are kanthari TALKS?

kanthari TALKS are the culmination of our intensive, hands on, seven month social leadership program. Throughout the program, our participants from around the world work on turning their dreams of social change into a tangible and implementable action plan. These change makers then go back to their communities armed with the tools they need to challenge the status quo and build their dream projects. The kanthari TALKS give the rest of the world an opportunity to get a taste of these spicy kantharis. In just 10 minutes, each participant will educate, entertain and humble you with their stories, dreams and action plans for a better society. Their projects cover the areas of protecting the environment, human rights, alternative learning and empowering the marginalized.


Abhilash, founder of Khoj

FRIDAY 17-12-2021

15:30-15:50 Abhilash – India
15:50-15:55 kanthari+ video
15:55-16:15 Mirranda – Zimbabwe
16:15-16:20 kanthari+ video
16:20-16:40 Akhina – India

16:40-17:10 Tea break

17:10-17:30 Niwas – India
17:30-17:35 kanthari+ video
17:35-17:55 Biman – India
17:55-18:00 kanthari+ video
18:00-18:20 Shivani – India

18:20-19:30 Dinner Break

19:30-19:50 Frank – Ghana
19:50-19:55 kanthari+ video
19:55-20:15 Tobi – Nigeria
20:15-20:20 kanthari+ video

Biman, founder of Bon Forest

SATURDAY 18-12-2021

10:30-10:50 Juliet – Kenya 
10:50-10:55 kanthari+ video
10:55-11:15 Tyrone – Zimbabwe
11:15-11:20 kanthari+ video
11:20-11:40 Aisha – Nigeria

11:40-12:10 Tea break

12:10-12:30 Nematullah – Afghanistan
12:30-12:35 kanthari+ video
12:35-12:55 Geeta – Nepal
12:55-13:00 kanthari+ video
13:00-13:20 Joseph – Guinea 

13:20-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-14:50 Puneet – India
14:50-14:55 kanthari+ video
14:55-15:15 Precious – Zimbabwe

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Speakers from Around the World

Speakers come from Afghanistan, Ghana, Guinea, India, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.

kanthari TALKS - Narayana Murthy

“kanthari TALKS is an event I recommend joining; A unique opportunity to get inspired by change-makers
who come from the margins of society and who present their solutions for a better tomorrow.”

Mr. Narayana Murthy

founder Infosys

Portrait of Ms Priya Joshi

"kanthari TALKS was a turning point for me. I first attended kanthari TALKS a few years ago and it was an exceptional experience - educational, emotional and inspiring; all at the same time. The 'dream speeches' of kanthari participants transported me to many different countries and communities, exposed me to deeply rooted social issues and reminded me of the incredible power of human spirit and will. It is an event without any boundaries; equally meaningful to everyone – students, professionals, social change makers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and absolutely anyone else too. I am eagerly looking forward to kanthari TALKS 2021!"

Ms Priya Joshi

Former Managing Director, HR


This year’s kanthari TALKS will take place at the kanthari campus in Trivandrum..
Due to Covid-19 there will be a restricted number of people in the live audience.
All performances will be livestreamed


Vivekananda Nagar, Ookkode, Nemom PO, Trivvandrum, Kerala 695020, INDIA

DATES 17th / 18th DEC

Friday 15:30 - 20:20 Hours IST
Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 hours IST

Are you a changemaker?

You know the change society needs… We just give you the tools…  
Do you carry a plan to make a difference within your community and are you looking for a leadership training course to acquire the necessary skills? Then check out the kanthari Curriculum and apply to become a participant in the next kanthari course that starts in April 2022. Apply today at www.kanthari.org/admission

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