Marginalised communities need leaders who have the courage to respond to difficult challenges, even when there may be no easy or obvious solutions. Together with CORO India, we enable people at the bottom of the economic pyramid to transform their lives and those of millions of others.
Since 2008, we've trained and developed 900 grassroots leaders, 280+ organisations and 300+ mentors, reaching more than 1.6 million people in marginalised communities in India.
* Our fellows survey up to 500 households and create projects to meet local needs. We can conservatively estimate that each of them benefit an average of 2,000 people in their fellowship year.
Local leaders understand the complexity of issues in marginalised communities.
They are attuned to local needs and approach challenges in relevant, practical ways.
They voice the interests of marginalised people who are often excluded from decision-making.
They mobilise people, steer collective action and multiply the impact of their projects.
Our fellowship programme is a collaboration between Leaders’ Quest and CORO India, a community-owned organisation based at the heart of Mumbai. Together, we work to transform societies by empowering grassroots leaders to generate creative solutions to complex issues in marginalised communities.
The benefits of our deep and collaborative partnership are significant, allowing us to combine our extensive networks and experience from across diverse sections of society to co-create the fellowship programme.
In 2015 CORO celebrated 25 years’ experience working on holistic community development across Maharashtra. We launched the fellowship programme in Rajasthan, and welcomed 33 new fellows to a growing family of grassroots leaders. Now, with 10 years of a successful partnership behind us, we are looking for new opportunities to share our fellowship programme with other partner organisations globally.
We've spent 7 years developing our model in India, and are now looking for opportunities to share our fellowship programme with other partner organisations globally.