The LEaders Accelerating Development (LEAD) Program of Deshpande Foundation, Hubballi, Karnataka fosters innovative and entrepreneurial thinking within college students by exposing them to social issues and by encouraging them to volunteer their time and effort into the community.
Through workshops and events, LEADers Accelerating Development (LEAD) unleashes the leadership potential of youth so that they start proactively ideating, see problems as opportunities, create solutions and crack the algorithm of execution. LEAD was initiated to ignite the minds of young college students by giving them a taste of innovation and entrepreneurship. It started in 2008 with a small group of dedicated students who wanted to improve their community. Since then, it has grown into a movement where youth attempt to implement small but bold solutions to big societal problems and understand the value system needed by leaders to make a difference. By exposing youth to social issues and encouraging them to volunteer their time, LEAD raises civil awareness, instills a spirit of service in youth, and helps youth engage with their community.
LEAD ignites their latent talent to come up with creative solutions. LEAD is an incubator where innovation meets implementation, knowledge meets experience, social issues meet solutions and efforts meet impact. LEAD has helped bridge the gap between an idea and its implementation and serves to accelerate development.
2008 To 2016