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LEAD (Leaders Accelerating Development program) is a program of Deshpande Foundation which works to nurture the leadership skills of youth. It encourages them to identify a social problem and come out with viable solutions. LEAD funds college students’ innovative ideas to implement through a project and further guides them to complete the project effectively. LEAD promotes the experiential hands-on-learning.

LEAD LEADership Program

A 10 days camp which is conducted with an aim to build strong leadership qualities among youth through practical exposure to array of subjects, site visits and guest speaker sessions.

LEAD Prayana

LEAD Prayana, an initiative of LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) is an annual leadership journey that takes 100+ leaders between the age group of 18-26 on a two-week tour of Karnataka / Telangana. The main aim behind Prayana is to unleash the leadership potential in each participant who travels to meet the real role models and get exposed with their work.