Welcome to kanthari TALKS

Inspiring TALKS from 50 countries
130+ social initiatives/organisations

What are kanthari TALKS ?

kanthariTALKS are the culmination of our intensive, hands on, seven month social leadership program. Throughout the kanthari 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.

"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."

Narayana Murthy

founder Infosys

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

Speakers from Around the World

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

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

Since 2009, 240+ participants from 50 countries were trained at the kanthari campus in Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
This has resulted in more than 130+ social initiatives and organisations that are creating a positive impact in the lives of thousands of people within their communities and therewith contributing to a more peaceful world, every day. 

At kanthari our aim is to annually train 25 leaders:
50% WOMEN,
25% people who have a DISABILITY

The course is a final stop before starting an own organisation / venture /NGO or social enterprise.
If you are selected, a scholarship will be provided.