LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) Program

The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Forming close to 60% of the population, it is the youth of India who have the ideas, energy, and passion for a better India, and they need to realize their potential. For this purpose, the LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) Program of the Deshpande Foundation was born.

LEAD develops innovative and entrepreneurial thinking within college students by exposing them to social issues, encouraging them to volunteer their time and efforts for their community, and igniting their talent to come up with creative solutions. Through this unique platform provided by LEAD, students are gaining the skills and confidence needed to transform their visions into realities.

A group of 120 youth (as part of the above Leaders PRAYANA program) visited Muddenahalli Campus on Jan 23rd. We had presented to them the noble initiatives under Education/ Healthcare and Nutrition. It was very interactive session which lasted till 2pm. Post lunch we had a campus visit and then two village visits as well (Bandahalli and Byranayakana Halli.). Many ideas / though processes have been shared with these young and budding social entrepreneurs

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