Social Changemakers Fellowship

Social Changemakers Fellowship

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” ~ Malala Yousafzai

We aim to create social responsible youth leaders through action on issues of social justice. We educate, empower, and give voice to the future generations by providing them a platform to make a real difference and meaningful contribution to their respective communities.

The initiative

Do note that the program doesn’t entail volunteering with NGOs (or TIDE Foundation’s existent interventions) but instead promotes students to develop and implement an intervention of their own choosing, to counter a social issue of their interest, in their own respective communities.

We plan to support students through interactive workshops, mentoring from experts, and hands-on learning to engage in a social changemaking initiative of their choosing. The workshops will cover a host of topics including understanding social issues (their interconnectedness and intersectionality), needs assessment and SWOT analyses, action planning, and thinking and writing skills. Students will be divided into small groups who work on a shared social issue and the teams will be supported by mentors. Thereafter, the students will implement their respective projects, document their work, and explore its impact. Finally students will present their work to experts, at their schools, and in a public exhibition.

Why should a student join the program?

We hope to create thinkers, activists, changemakers, and compassionate human-beings! The fellowship provides students with an excellent opportunity for students to develop:

  • Qualities like sensitivity, responsibility, resilience, action & enterprise, and leadership.
  • Divergent, creative, and critical thinking.
  • Develop growth and an “I Can” mindset
  • Life skills like leadership, team working and communication.
  • Social entrepreneurship skills – identify, understand, and resolve social issues around them and their immediate community.

The fellowship provides students with a platform to raise their voices, bring a social impact, interact with leading experts from various universities and other NGOs, and receive public recognition of their contribution.

Why should a school get involved?

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for the schools to get involved with.

  • Students get to learn and get equipped with new skills, get exposure to the larger society, and become better “human beings”.
  • We encourage the students to take up social projects that are implemented in their schools, which would further help the students to develop.
  • Students and schools will be duly recognized in the initiatives and various public exhibitions.

“Education without social action is a one-sided value because it has no true power potential. Social action without education is a weak expression of pure energy.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.