A kanthari is a person who had faced adversity, overcame it and is coming up with new solutions to old problems in his/her community. The kanthari institute in Kerala, India – provides a 7 month course for these individuals who want to transform their dream into a groundbreaking social project. (

I am Tomasz Kozakiewicz from Poland. I am a 2013 kanthari graduate. Visiting several of my peers I realized many of us struggle to start and run an effective social project. One major obstacle is that not many people know about our ideas for social change.

That is how kanthari+ was born. It is a partnership initiative between the SolidarityFilmDoc Foundation in Poland, kanthari institute in India and the projects of its graduates.

The mission of kanthari plus is to bring out the stories of kanthari graduates and support in our mission to create social change. Bring us closer to potential supporters, partners and each other through a variety of tools like:

– production and distribution of films
– newsletter and social media
– presentations/workshops
– catalyzing the kanthari alumni network

On this page kanthari graduates from various countries will share personal messages, speak about their life and projects. The idea is to inspire eachother, exchange best practices and introduce kantharis to potential supporters.

If you are inspired by any of the exciting projects and would like to be part of it do not hesitate to let me know or contact the person directly.

Warm regards

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