We see a world spiced by ethical visionaries and driven by integrity, equality and empathy.
Are you a change agent with a passion to make a difference? Or know someone who is?
Participate in the kanthari course starting May 2013.
Welcome to the world of kanthari!
Since 2009, over 40 social initiatives have been set up by kantharis the world over, each of which is making a difference.
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.
Through intensive training, Kanthari International equips participants with all the techniques, methods and ideas they need to start up and run effective, relevant social projects all over the world.
A kanthari is a plant that grows wild in every backyard of Kerala, a small but very spicy chili with a number of medicinal values. A kanthari is also a symbol for those who have the guts to challenge harmful traditions and the status quo, who have fire in their belly and a lot of innovative ideas to make a positive difference. For us a kanthari will become the symbol of a new type of leader a leader from the margins of society.
Reaching out to “kantharis“
Our aim is to reach out and develop potential social leaders from the margins of society. The intake is based on their talent, dreams and the major adversity (Pinching point) they have overcome in life. Our aim is to hone those “kantharis” who have gained strength from their adversities and, through our innovative curriculum and being a part of a target group, similar to themselves, are intrinsically driven to create ethical social change.