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240+ kantharitalks from 50 countries
130+ social initiative and organisations ​

What are kanthariTALKS ?

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.

FRIDAY 16-12-20212

Session 1: Alternative education, youth, peace, Poverty reduction

16:20-16:40

– Do we allow ourselves to dream and break out of our traditions?
– Are we true to ourselves?
– And are we able to rescue our planet? 

Young social change makers from India and Zimbabwe address topics of crossing inner and outer borders, finding their confidence in the wilderness, and ringing the alarm bell to change our habits.

Charlotte: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

Abhilash John: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

Abhilash John: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

FRIDAY 17-12-2021

Session 1: Youth empowerment

15:30-16:40

– Do we allow ourselves to dream and break out of our traditions?
– Are we true to ourselves?
– And are we able to rescue our planet? 

Young social change makers from India and Zimbabwe address topics of crossing inner and outer borders, finding their confidence in the wilderness, and ringing the alarm bell to change our habits.

Abhilash John: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

Abhilash John: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

Abhilash John: (India)

Date: 17.12.2021 Time: 15:30-15:50
Locked in a cage of constrains and expectations, Abhilash John was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.

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% INDIANS,
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.