About the Fellowship
Exploring the world of possibilities!!
Our aim is to create more doers, following the words of our founder, Anshu Gupta, “Right now India doesn’t need more thinkers, it needs more doers.” We are looking for people with a passion to make a difference. If one is tired of thinking about solutions and wants to do something, then this Fellowship is the place for you!
Goonj Urban Fellowship started with the aim to provide urban youth, usually isolated from the rural realities, exposure to the issues of urban and rural India some amazing work in rural India. Our aim was also to stand with them, nudging for their capacity building, fundraising and cross learning work, in a year long journey.
In 2019 Goonj started the Grassroots Fellowship for capacity-building and nurturing of rural youth. In the one year of Fellowship, fellows immerse in various development initiatives in geographies across rural India. Our overarching goal is to build a bridge of capacity for the rural youth, giving them the confidence and opportunities to learn and work in their villages/ towns, instead of migrating to cities in desperation.
Started in 2021, in the midst of the pandemic, this fellowship emerged as a way of recognising the work of many grassroots organization leaders, doing some amazing work in rural India. Our aim was also to stand with them, nudging for their capacity building, fundraising and cross learning work, in a year long journey.
This fellowship, started in 2021, emerged from a dream of our founder that the children of our processing team members, majorly women coming from nearby slums, should grow and blossom way beyond their parent’s journey. This one-year fellowship identifies the brightest kids of our team members and engages them in learning and growing, with exposure to many new ideas and skills as a step forward to achieving their dreams.