It is our way of engaging with the youth in a deeper way. We are looking for people who are done looking around and are ready to do something. These Fellowships are about engaging with some real life challenges, tasks and timelines, to give you hands on experience and immersion into urban and rural India’s realities.
The Goonj Fellowship is our way of engaging with the youth in a deeper way. We are looking for people who are done looking around and are ready to do something. This Fellowship is about engaging with some real life challenges, tasks and timelines, to give you hands on experience and immersion into urban and rural India’s realities and a precursor for your own action plan at the end of the Fellowship.
The fellowship will involve three segments:
First: Engaging you in an ambitious pan India urban campaign involving strategic thinking, logistics, communication, people handling and managerial responsibilities.
Second: Planning and executing time-bound ideas and projects addressing an urban/rural problem, supported by Goonj.
Third: Making sense of it all.. You will reflect back and chart out an action plan for yourself (post fellowship) in consultation with some industry mentors, guiding you through the process.
The fellowship is designed to give an outlet to your entrepreneurial and passionate self and nudge you to work on an action plan on a social issue that bothers you.
Goonj Fellowship (Rural)
Most opportunities and resources in the development sector are easily available to youth in the cities, be it training programmes, conferences, fellowships, funds, exposure to new ideas or simply guidance.. And yet youngsters from the villages, smaller districts and towns of India are the ones who go and work on the last mile.. Becoming the foot soldiers of development work.
Goonj is launching Rural Fellowships to reach out to this resilient force of youth and create a ground for their nurturing and fine tuning.. Our goal is to value what they bring to the world.. their inherent understanding of the people, their resilience of working in the toughest circumstances, their hunger to make it a better world for their own families and future. This youth is deeply invested in the change they seek to bring about. It thus makes sense to work closely on their personal and professional development.. to ensure that the development work in future has a force of people who have the skills, mindset and determination to work long term on issues that are bothering us today.
Carefully chosen 25 fellows who will not only challenge the status quo but also bridge the growing rural urban divide.