kanthari International

  • KL

About Us

Apply NOW for the next leadership program in May 2015:

Our Vision
We see a world spiced by ethical visionaries and driven by integrity, equality and empathy.

Our Mission

To provide an incubator and spring board for visionaries who are able to transform concepts and conventions, by offering specially developed, high quality and relevant leadership training.

kanthari International is a non-profit institute founded in 2008 by world renowned social entrepreneurs Paul Kronenburg and Sabriye Tenberken. The mission of the institute is to empower its participants to create and lead their own social projects by training them in subjects ranging from leadership, organization building, project management, financial planning and fundraising. The institute each year offers 25 scholarships for a 7-month program (May to Dec) that uses a hands-on, "learning by doing" approach with a heavy emphasis on real world case studies. The unique curriculum is designed to support a "dream factory" where participants learn to convert their dreams of social change into reality. Our participants - mostly from developing nations - all over 22 years of age, are inspiring visionaries that come mainly from the margins of society. All of them have overcome significant life challenges ranging from vision impairment, disability, war, discrimination and exploitation. They have a burning passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be forces of good rather than victims of circumstance. The kanthari campus is located by the side of a large scenic fresh water lake near the southern tip of the lush, tropical state of Kerala, India. The campus is an eco-friendly paradise and all selected candidates can expect to receive accommodation within the campus. kanthari welcomes guest catalysts, volunteers and mentors from around the world. Please check our website for details.

Watch this videos: http://youtu.be/Nv5-d5yxWDM

Listen to Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man who has climbed Mount Everest,  talking about kanthari at: http://youtu.be/I006ICV7_LA