Nagaloka Fellowship is a collaborative program between Manuski and Nagarjuna Training Institute (NTI) for NTI Alumni. Alumni work in local communities and State on issues of Social Justice, Education, Housing, Health, Training, responding discrimination and more. In changing political scenario the challenges Dalits and Adivasis face are increasingly complex. The complex challenges require all community youths to activate across variety of sectors and leadership to understand and address challenges. Nagaloka Fellowship is a program to engage and develop thinking around policies and ideas shaping future of societies.
Who should apply?
Nagarjuna Training Institute Alumni who are committed individuals to bring positive change in their communities throughout their lives. Young passionate to engage with marginalised communities for social action. We do respect diversity and empowerment of women, and believe in what Babasaheb Ambedkar says, ‘measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved’, hence preference will be given to young girls and women.
The Skills & Network
Competitively selected applicants will join the training and action program for a year, which includes exchange, exposure and engagement with communities, ideologies and experiences. The Nagaloka Fellows will take a lead in developing network of social activists and building alliances to address socio-economic rights of marginalised.
Fellowship provides access to and insight on the issues and the dynamics of those who are addressing socio-economic issues of marginalised. Its individual components include:
- Workshops – Training workshop of Human Rights and Economic Rights of Dalits and Adivasis.
- Exposure – Short term project in various sectors.
- Exchange – Interstate and community engagement among fellows.
“Nagaloka Fellowships provides a stipend, but does not cover living expenses.”