How do we empower a generation to lead change with a platform approach? In early 2018, this question propelled our team at Mantra4Change to design and launch a one-of-its-kind fellowship program. With a vision to shape and transform youth to platform champions in the development ecosystem, we welcomed the first Cohort of five fellows and two partner organizations in August 2018.
Today, our fellows are creating solutions for stakeholders across domains and organizations all over India.
ShikshaKalp, a 20-month fellowship program, is creating a generation of adaptable thinkers who are sensitized to systemic issues and work with organizations in the ecosystem to create assets and solutions that impact at scale by leveraging platform thinking.
Frequently Asked Questions
ShikshaKalp is a 20-month fellowship program by Mantra4Change – a Bengaluru based NGO. ShikshaKalp launched its first cohort in August 2018 with 5 fellows placed in 2 partner organizations. The program aims to enable and engage fellows to create innovative solutions leveraging platform thinking to solve complex social challenges.
- Age – 21 to 28 years
- Graduate or Postgraduate – any discipline
- Passionate about working on complex social challenges
- Willing to commit 20-months to the fellowship (full time)
For the 20 months of the fellowship, the fellow will receive a stipend of INR. 30,000 and Housing Rent Allowance of INR. 5000. This amount will also cover local commute and food expenses. All personal travel (e.g.: to hometown and back to organisation location), will be borne by the fellow.