Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge enriches college students by exposing them to complex challenges in society and encouraging them to come up with social innovation initiatives to have a positive impact on their community.This year, different themes will be announced to inspire the students on relevant challenges faced by society.

  • Leadership Challenge Guidelines

  • Students pursuing Diploma or any degree are eligible to take part in the contest

    Student need to register their name by:

    1. Giving miss call at : 0803-951-1366

    2. Get the auto generated LEAD ID

    3. Login here to complete the online registration and submit your ideas online.

  • After the selection of the students has been made the funding confirmation will be sent and funds will be issued by LEAD

  • Students must be able to commit to Leadership Challenge for 6 months

  • Each participating student/LEADer needs to have a team to work on the leadership projects

  • During the process of implementing project students can request mentors

  • Upon successfully completion of the challenge students will be issued a certificate and be recognized as a LEADer

  • Best performing institutes and supportive faculties will be nominated for awards and recognition at Yuva Summit and Valedictory

  • For any further details call: Mr. Vikram Patil : 776-096-5496 | E-mail : vikram.patil@dfmail.org Mr. Aarya Hallikeri : 961-113-0963 E-mail : aarya@dfmail.org

Leadership challenge themes

Mentors

LEAD for kisan mentor  Mr. Naveen Jha CEO, Deshpande Foundation
Naveen Jha
CEO, Deshpande Foundation
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LEAD for kisan mentor  Mr. Naveen Jha CEO, Deshpande Foundation
Mr. Sikandar Meeranaik
Founder & CEO, SRDS
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LEAD for kisan mentor  Mr. Ajay Suman Shukla Team Leader, LEAD
Ajay Suman Shukla
Team Leader, LEAD
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LEAD for kisan mentor Dr. Neelam Maheshwari Program Director, Grantmaking & Navodyami, DeshpandeFoundation India
Dr. Neelam Maheshwari
Program Director, Grantmaking & Navodyami, Deshpande Foundation India
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Success Stories

prajwal awarded by kailash satyarthi with narayana murthy and Dr.Gururaj Deshpande for initiatives on women empowerment Prajwal M Rao : LEader Prajwal and Gagan from NIE First Grade College designed a prototype to teach children about astronomy and make them more interested to learn the galaxy practically. Students understand better when taught practically than theoretically. He is planning to reach out more number of students. LEaders have built a pipe network for planetarium, by realizing that planetarium was not mobile, they accepted a challenge to make a portable planetarium. The procedure to build planetarium was simple and the project did not take much time for them. LEaders have completed the planetarium in less then 4 days and started to promote it to Governmental organizations and school for children with disabled people. He has reached 1000+ students. Prajwal has got 4 orders for the prototypes from various institutions.

 pallavi awarded by kailash satyarthi with narayana murthy and Dr.Gururaj Deshpande for  pipe network for planetarium, by realizing that planetarium was not mobile Leader Pallavi wanted to take up initiatives on women empowerment as she had witnessed the hardships of life in the rural environment of the rural people as she hailed from the rural family. Instead of wasting time in home, she thought to train up the rural women about the craft and help them to earn their livelihood and she started visiting the villages Kodekal, Hunasagi, Hokrani and Talikoti and appealed the women and explained the people about her project, they were impressed by this inspiring project.
Pallavi from SK Degree College was inspired by the NGO SIRI during her visit to Dharmasthala and then thought of implementing similar kind of idea at her place Talikoti. Hence she trained more than 1500+ women out of which 342 women started their business. Pallavi has completed more than 13 projects and has benefited many villages. She has also completed a project under Jan Dhan Yojana. It has helped 7638+ people of her village to create the bank accounts.

Our Team

Mr. Vikram Patil
Vikram Patil
Program Associate, LEAD
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Team LEAD for Kisan Aarya Vishwanath Hallikeri Program Associate, LEAD
Aarya V Hallikeri
Program Associate, LEAD
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Partners

Partners LEAD for Kisan Jay Bharat  Foundation
JayBharat Foundation