Varanasi based Ek Soch Sandbox, Deshpande Foundation's LEAD (LEaders Accelerating Development) brings a unique life time chance to be a part of the memorable journey called "LEAD Prayana" an Entrepreneurial Leadership Journey on Wheels! It's an annual leadership journey for youth aged of 18-26 hosted in cities of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR and Karnataka. With the aim to "unleash your leadership potential"! Join us for a memorable 5000 km journey for lifetime.
For 18 fun-filled days, you will meet and hear from 10 inspiring role models, see their extraordinary work, visit 8 destinations, take part in panel sessions, explore 12 unique organizations, institutions and industries, and create your own groups to share your hands-on, experiential learning. The journey is split into two parts the journey kicks off from Varanasi covering all the destinations and ends at Hubballi, Karnataka with renowned International conferences called Development Dialogue, YUVA Summit and Startup Dialogue.
Travel... Explore... Interact... Fun... Networking... Team Building... Workshops... Team Work... Selfie... Hands on Activities... JuGuJa... Transform... Change... in a journey of lifetime.
Learned a lot and enjoyed my job with various responsibilities at a time. It was the first time in UP and for me also, first time in organizing team with various responsibilities. Learned quick response, team coordination, time management, handling different situations and reading mind-sets.
LEAD Prayana gave me opportunity to explore myself and built up with experience, knowledge and skills from different places and people's which are most valuable asset. This journey completely change my perception about Indian society and now I can able to experience what a common man felt in everyday life.
It was a life changing experience for me. It open the gates for me. I was not able to interact with anyone earlier, never use to manage with anyone, never compromise in anything, but LEAD Prayana has opened me out.
I am really grateful that I was the part of LEAD Prayana Ek Soch Sandbox. This journey has helped me to discover my potential and work in an environment I never thought of. The discipline this journey taught us will be the key factor to our success in future. Now I am really interested to join LEAD for full time because I have been working for myself but now is the time to work selflessly as you do in Punjab.
When I join LEAD Prayana, I thought that this is a journey and only boring lecture. But when passing the time I learnt innovation, team building, and time management. The main thing I learnt is communication skill.
It's really a great journey for practical and realistic exposure. The messages given by the role models we're truly inspiring and motivational.
I learned to explore and turn my ideas into action by always being down towards earth and to help people in the best creative way.
Is journey ne mujhe naye tarah se project karne ka energy diya hai. Har kaam zero se shuru hota hai, hume apne ability, potential, politeness and hard work ko bhulna nhi chahiye.
It is a journey in which we learn with fun and it open our mind to learn other than studies.
One of the best programmes ever, carries a huge potential to Change a youth's mindset. Great motivation for entrepreneurship, huge insights on social welfare and wellbeing.
LEAD Prayana build a strong leader in me. The role models taught me to be the master of my own creations. I am more confident and open minded. Apart from family and study, I make strategies for my country. Now I decide myself what I want the society to speak about me and can proudly say that I am a leader.
December 29: Kashi
Hosting at Ek Soch Sandbox
December 30: Kashi
LEAD Prayana 2019 Kick off
A visit to (the oldest living city in the world) Kashi, Gangaji ghat and Ek Soch Rural Cluster
Session with Subhash Yadav - Varanasi to Varanasi via Banaras
December 31: Varanasi - Barabanki
Flag off LEAD PRAYANA 2018 from Varanasi
Cultural evening with villagers at Chandwara
January 1: Chandwara, Barabanki
An exposure visit to the remarkable work and session with Mrs. Prakashini Jaiswal
Day out with the villagers of Chandwara village and collaborative activities
January 2: Kanpur
Exposure visit to impact work at IIT Kanpur, SIDBI incubation
Session with Prof. Abhay Kharandikar and Prof. BV Phani
January 3: Kanpur Visits
Visit to HelpUsGreen
Visit to natural farming, understanding the human values in living
January 4: Kanpur - Vrindavan
Travel and hosting day at Vrindavan
January 5: Vrindavan
Visit to Akshaya Patra Foundation (kitchen visit) and Chandrodaya site
Session with Shri. Yudhisthira Krishna Dasa
Participation in community work
January 6: Noida
Exposure visit to Amazon site and interaction with leadership team
Session with Ms Navpreet Kaur, HCL Foundation
Sessions with Ritesh Agrawal and hang around at Innov8
Interaction with young Entrepreneurs
January 7: Delhi
Community School and Mohalla Clinic work by Govt. of Delhi on health and education
Session with Anshu Gupta and explore remarkable work at Goonj
January 8: Noida / Delhi
Atal Incubation Centre – BIMTECH visit and talk with Dr. Abha Rishi and Dr. H Chaturvedi
Get to know Spice Connect and programs (139, Umang, Spice Money)
Session with Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Bunker Roy and Dilip Modi over high tea