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Announcing 2nd Edition of Young Changemakers Bootcamp

6-day residential training program in Bangalore Karnataka for those who dare to change the world

Young Changemakers Bootcamp is a six days residential training program for young activists and campaigners (between 16-35 years) who want to change the world. It teaches young people the technical and campaign skills they need to implement change within their communities.


  • Introduction to Power and Social Change

  • Define your campaign problem and its root cause

  • How to effectively plan a people-powered campaign

  • How to effectively engage and empower people

  • How to build, sustain, and scale teams

  • How to take care of yourself and your team

  • Resource mobilization and fundraising


  • Have been engaged in social change work for 0-5 years.

  • Anyone concerned about the state of the world and wants to do something about it.

  • Anyone who acknowledges the need to build power in the communities they work for or with.

  • Any young person wants to harness the collective power of their community to advocate for positive social change.


The residential program is scheduled from September 1st to 6th and will take place in "Fireflies Intercultural Center" which is a Retreat Center in Bangalore Karnataka.

The bootcamp will start at 10AM on Friday September 1st and end at 5PM on Wednesday September 6th. Please plan to arrive with enough time to be on time. Once your application is approved we will ask for your travel schedule.

Address- Fireflies Intercultural Center, Dinnepalya Village Kaggalipura, Post, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082


We recognize that our privileges and economic situations may vary and whilst we want to value our practice and our work as trainers, we are also very keen to invite diverse people and make sure this training is accessible.

For this reason, we invite you to consider your privileges or needs and consciously choose one of the following options.

>> Without Scholarship (10,000 rupees)

>> With Scholarship (any amount between 7,000-9,000 rupees)

The above-mentioned amount also includes all the food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and accommodation costs for 6 days. The accommodation type is dorm beds.


The registration and payment process is as follows:

  1. Please fill INTEREST FORM

  2. ​Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email or call from one of our team members with details on payment and further process.


Jafrin Akhtar (any pronouns)- Trainer

Jafrin is a feminist grassroot community organizer from Assam. Their work encompasses youth leadership development, Menstrual Health Management and Sexual and Reproductive Health via her founded venture Spread Love And Peace. They are currently working with Leading Change Network, and have been an active contributor at Haiyya and a Youth Ki Awaaz Network Fellow. On other times, you will find her engrossed in understanding how "personal is political" with a cup of chai.

Srijani Datta (she/her)- Trainer

Srijani has spent 4+ years in the youth climate movement, interning, volunteering, leading and collaborating with several social-environmental organizations. She leads the fundraising team at Youth For Climate India and has previously designed and delivered many of their training on campaign building, understanding social power, intersectionality of the climate crisis, movement building, power mapping, tactic identification and organizing. She has a Bachelors in Sociology and writes frequently on urban, environmental, political, developmental and social movement issues. She has been a coach with Haiyya for their People Power Change training in the past.

Rishabh Lalani- Trainer

Rishabh's work and passion unites in cultivating meaningful relationships for non-profit work of all kinds and at all scales - from those starting out in underserved communities to large institutions to corporate foundations. In his journey so far, Rishabh has raised >INR 100 crores for the social sector. After working independently for close to six years, Rishabh is now setting up his own venture, Kohmorehbee (Japanese for sunlight filtered through tree leaves) to consolidate his work over the years and offer institutional support to the social sector in areas of resource mobilization, grant making and leadership building.

Rishabh is also a senior advisor to the India Climate Collaborative (a multisector collaborative for advancing climate action). Some of Rishabh's past engagements have been as advisor at Rainmatter Foundation (India's largest climate philanthropy), large-scale resourcing for the GROW Fund (anchored by Edelgive Foundation), YWNXT (anchored by UNICEF) and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Rishabh is also on the board of Apni Shala Foundation and on the advisory board of Kshetra.

Yashna Dhuria (she/her/they) - Trainer

Yashna Dhuria is an artist and a storyteller. She's been engaged in the climate movement for 3+ years and is a core team member at Youth for climate India. She uses her art of Storytelling in sharing her climate story touching on different intersections like feminism, education and other social aspects and barriers. She has been invited to 20+ institutions to share her Story like UNESCO, Delhi University colleges - Hindu College, St Stephens College, Lady Irwin College etc. She has also been selected as one of the 10 candidates from around the globe for the Climate Speaker Fund Grant by Climate 2025, representing India.

They have completed their Bachelor's in Journalism from Lady Shri Ram College DU. She has also written her dissertation on "Youth Activism: Struggles & Motivations" exploring different barriers young people face in their activism and what drives them to continue their work. Yashna is also working with People's Resource Centre studying the Urban Farming issues with the pact of climate change and changing policies.

Vijay Sehrawat (he/him)- Trainer

Vijay Sehrawat is a strategist, campaigner and trainer based out in Delhi. He is a core team member at Youth For Climate India where he is responsible for leadership and organizational development. At YFCI, he conceptualized, led and supported different campaigns which have educated, engaged, mobilized, and developed leadership of young people in 30+ cities and towns of India. He's also been a part-time trainer in Haiyya, a youth-led feminist movement building organization.

At age of 15, he was introduced to the world of campaigning through his participation in the anti corruption movement in India which was a sequence of demonstrations and strikes beginning in 2011 and aimed to establish a strong law against the rampant corruption in India's political system. Vijay is passionate about community power, developing the leadership of young people and building movements that can win.




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Q) Who is this bootcamp for?

This bootcamp is for anybody who wants to learn more about harnessing people power through campaigns, social movements, or NGOs. Any young person between the age of 16-35 working with any community or on any social issue is encouraged to apply.

Q) Is this bootcamp only for those working in the domain of climate change?

Q) Which language will the sessions be conducted in?

Q) When is the last date for filling the form?

Q) What are the ways to reach the bootcamp location ?

​Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email or call from one of our team members with details on payment and further process. If you have any questions that will be helpful in clarifying whether this training is right for you, please email Thilaka on or call on 7893607777.

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