Building people and not just ideas.

The world is facing a crisis of leadership. It requires the nurturing of young leaders that represent values of feminist leadership towards radically shifting oppressive structures that our world is currently built on as a way to rebuilding more just and equitable communities.

Through this fellowship, we engage with young people to build and support feminist leaders that are empathetic, informed and empowered to lead change in their micro-communities. It has been conceptualised as a space for nurturing value led social leaders that would go on to radically transform every space they occupy.

The One Future Fellowship is a first of its kind, 3 month social learning and action journey aimed at nurturing feminist leaders in the social sector through intensive learning modules, coaching, action projects and opportunities for forming connections. The Fellowship is focused on deep learning, action projects and personal leadership development. The part time nature of the Fellowship allows people to engage alongside other work or academic commitments. It is held annually from August to October with a weekly, 15 hour commitment. In 2020, a nominal fee of 15,000 INR was charged towards the Fellowship, along with needs based scholarships. Fees may fluctuate, annually.

Our Fellows have highlighted that they have found a community of practitioners, had their learning increase significantly and gained key skills of community organising, narrative building, impact assessment, taking ideas from the ideation to execution stages. 100% of the Fellows would definitely recommend the fellowship to someone else. The Fellowship is powered by the Fellows that join us on our journey.

Read the One Future Fellowship 2019 Impact Report here.

I was thinking of switching to the social sector for a long while. But did not have a clear direction. With the Fellowship, I realized the causes I am passionate about and also absorbed various tools and concepts for the social sector. I am now working as a brand and communications manager at a social startup and all the things I learned back then are helping me now in my work. Komal Patil, One Future Fellow 2019.

My fellowship journey is super special to me and it s the place where I found people and a community among whom I found a space to express, learn and correct myself. I had no idea about the social sector but never in the course of my fellowship did I find myself struggling because the topics were so well structured and facilitated. Lastly, I found my mentor during the course of the Fellowship. Vikshita Poojary, One Future Fellow 2019.

One Future Fellows are extremely bright and demonstrate a genuine interest in solving social problems. The program introduces them to structures and frameworks that will help them to implement their project seamlessly and I thoroughly enjoyed leading the session on impact measurement. The environment and culture created by Vandita and her team is warm, welcoming and stimulating. It encourages open dialogues, honest debates and purposeful discussions. My best wishes to all fellows and I am positive that they will achieve their desired social impact. Poonam Choksi, Senior Manager, Social Sector Capacity Building, A.T.E. Chandra Foundation.