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Kanthari International Institute for Leadership

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Many people are searching for what they want to do in life, however, Kanthari is for those who have already decided to initiate an organization/NGO that makes a difference. For them, kanthari is the last stop before getting started!


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award



Full tuition waiver

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • accommodation


The twelve-month scholarship-based program will help participants develop all the necessary skills to effectively run CSOs/NGOs, Social enterprises, or social ventures.

To understand what the kanthari course is all about, read all about the kanthari colors, and the kanthari Curriculum via the options below, or you can register for a ‘get to know kanthari’ online call.

Applicable programmes


  • Selected participants will qualify for a scholarship provided by their donors to cover the training fee and accommodation.
  • Graduates of the program will have access to a network of change-makers from 50+ countries worldwide.
  • The course covers a range of topics that are relevant to start and run an impact making organisation.


  • Kanthari welcomes applicants over 22 years of age (we don’t have an upper age limit) who have overcome significant life challenges ranging from vision impairment, disability, poverty, war, discrimination, and/or exploitation.Or, they could also be witnesses to social situations they wish to change so others do not suffer.
  • They should have a passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be forces of good rather than be victims of circumstance.
  • Applicants must speak and understand basic English and have basic computer skills.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school


Over 22


Application deadline


Every year kanthari receives hundreds of applications from around the world. However, to ensure high quality training, kanthari accommodates a maximum of 25 participants per academic year who are chosen through a stringent six-step selection process.

Application via online application form. 

Initial interview: Our intake team will interview you via a zoom/skype call to get a feel for your passion and clarity in regards to your chosen project.You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the program and application process.

 Write up of an Essay: you will write about your personal history, your challenges, how you have dealt with these, and about your vision for social change.

Expert Interview:  This Skype interview will be conducted by an independent expert to determine your suitability for participating in this very intense course.

Catalyst interview: This interview will be done with a group of catalysts.

PEP program.



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