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Support Young Change-Makers to participate in the 'Summer School'
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Help change-makers from across India to Experience a journey to transform their lives through a 10-day once-in-a-lifetime rural immersion journey in Bihar.

"Giving is not just about making a donation. It's about making a difference" - Kathy Calvin

I always felt that there is something that was missing in life. After completing my Engineering I have worked in the corporate sector for nearly 5 years, I was earning well and enjoyed all the comforts that an urban city had to offer, in short, my life was in a comfort zone where most of us are blinded to the reality by the privileges we enjoy.

Then when I came to know about the International Citizenship Service (ICS) a program that offered youth an opportunity to interact with diverse groups, live and learn about new cultures through volunteering while spending three months in the rural village of Rajasthan and contributing to impactful development projects that tackle important issues of the community. That opportunity has influenced me in a way that I have changed my career from being an employee in the corporate sector to become a social entrepreneur and have started working towards empowering individuals and communities. Those journeys have also helped me build my understanding of the different perspectives of development and the role of youth in it.

Over the past few years, I along with my couple of friends are intensively working with the youth and student communities across the country helping them to have similar life-transforming experiences to become contributing active citizens in their communities.

Currently, we are working on one such life-changing program the 'Summer School For Social Transformation' an exciting 10-day leadership program through a rural immersion journey in Bihar that brings together 15 passionate change-makers from all across India. This 10-day journey offers an opportunity to our youth to engage with social and developmental issues, to help them understand the diverse culture, sustainable living, and to effectively contribute to local communities, and to develop personal and professional skills.

We seek your generous support to make this program happen. The raised amount will go towards the financial cost of 15 participants who will come for "Summer School For Social Transformation" and towards building the community library for the students and youths of the village. The breakdown of the total cost includes costs of Facilitation,  Program Design, Food, Accommodation, Transport, Material & Logistics, Mentoring, etc. The expense break-down is as follows Local Travel - ₹ 50,000, Fooding and lodging = ₹ 1,60,000, T-Shirt, Badge sticker, and workshop resources, handbooks = ₹ 20,000, Certificate = ₹ 5000, Social Media outreach = ₹ 5000, Community Library = ₹ 60,000. Though there are similar rural immersion journeys that currently happening in our country most of them are not easily accessible, and it caters only to the privileged, and we want to break that circle by giving such opportunities to the deserving applicant irrespective of his/her socio-economic background.

Visit our website to know more about the program.

This program is an attempt to give similar life-changing journeys that have changed my life, and we strongly believe there will be participants from this program who would have more beautiful stories about how this rural immersion journey has transformed their lives. We invite you to invest in educating and supporting our youth which is the best way to invest in a prosperous future.

For more information write to us at or call us at +91- 7698443039.

Thank you
Abhilash John
Team Ignite India

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