Welcome to the world of kanthari!

At kanthari, social change makers are equipped with tools and skills that enable them to start own social ventures. Since 2009, 183 social change makers from 41 countries were trained at kanthari. This has already resulted in more than 130 social initiatives and organisations that are making a positive impact in the lives of thousands of people within their communities and therewith contributing to a more peaceful world.


We see a world transformed by ethical visionaries and spiced with integrity, equality and empathy.


By providing tailored leadership training, we catalyse visionaries from the margins to realize sustainable social change.


Through an immersive, hands-on and intensive training program; kanthari equips participants with all the techniques, methods and ideas they need to start up and run effective, relevant social projects all over the world.

kanthari TALKS


The kanthari leadership training course is an everlasting experience for me. Since I graduated from kanthari, I continued putting what I have learned in to practice in many ways. It shaped my project, helped me to overcome crisis, expanded my networks, enabled me to develop fundraising and management strategies. Overall it helped me a lot in regards to my personal and professional growth, always directing me to a right path and making me stronger every day!

Sristi KC

Founder, Blind Rocks!, kanthari graduate 2012

“the kanthari training is a goldmine! There is no better place to learn how to become a Social Entrepreneur. When I got to kanthari in 2012, my project was scattered here and there but through the transformation concepts and many other sessions, I was able to transform my project and ideas into a Social Enterprise that would make meaningful impact. I realized my potential during the course, learned about the importance of collaborating with your beneficiaries and creatively solving problems. The experience gave me wings to fly with my dream and today, kanthari made me an agent of change all the time, everywhere!”

Lawrence Afere,

Lawrence Afere (Nigeria) kanthari graduate 2012, founder of springboard

A great place of innovations of like minded people. It is a place for sharing and learning, inspires people to think innovative and provides positive energy to carry forward

Suma Mathew

A wonderful and unique experience that entitled passion and courage in students to make the change and to be the change.

Dr. Rajasree Renjith

Assistant Professor, All Saints College

'kanthari' is a not-for-profit institute which aims to identify and train persons who have had to face adverse social conditions including physical disabilities, poverty, war strife.

Anoop V


Social Change Makers



130 +

Social Initiatives

50000 +


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