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Interested in learning more about the Indicorps Fellowship? We’re holding outreach events in various locations throughout India. Join us, learn more! Chennai on Feb 16, 2012 at 6:30pm outside Spaces opposite Besant Nagar beach. Please note, if you are running late, the interface will not be at Spaces, but at the beach across the street, [...]

Thinking now about why I wanted to do the Indicorps fellowship feels like trying to remember something from a past life. It’s a bit hazy and very diluted by what the year would eventually become. I remember that I wanted to challenge myself, I wanted to do service, and more than anything, I wanted to [...]

Shezeen Suleman’s project was to help ensure the availability of safe and adequate drinking water in Ludiya and surrounding villages. “I brought my thousand page hydrology book from college thinking it would be the best resource I had, and it was utterly useless. I had to re-learn how to learn,” she remembers. Starting with what [...]

Update on the Indicorps Fellowship Application process: the Application Deadline has been extended to March 27th 2011, 11:59pm EST. Good luck to all the applicants and we look forward to reading your submissions soon!

Dear Changemakers, Pour in equal measures community immersion, grassroots development, courage, and compassion. Indicorps offers Fellowships for passionate individuals of Indian origin to implement sustainable development projects with community-based organizations across India, to live simply and to embody what it means to “BE THE CHANGE.” Compact it into a year. From Gujarat to Bihar, and [...]

What effect do the Fellows have on their communities? What effect did the communities have on the Fellows? What value does Indicorps add to the conversation on development and service? What story can we tell? July 2010 marks the completion of Indicorps’ tenth Fellowship class. Each Fellowship class renews the original purpose of Indicorps, and [...]

“All the boys in my family know how to ride a bicycle, but none of the girls do. Papa gets angry. You want to fly but what do you do when Papa and Mama pull you down.” – Supriya Mishra, 12-year old girl It is a cold Sunday afternoon in Kanpur, UP. Visibility is low. [...]

People in Sakad, Madhya Pradesh usually use two buckets of water to bathe and wash. One day, I filled one bucket slightly less than half, thinking that I would be fine with just one. One of the young women I live with, upon seeing my single bucket called me ‘conjuice‘, meaning cheap, because I had [...]

The girls of Bagar continue to inspire me, but where is Bagar? A not-so-quick search on Google Maps reveals a tiny dot in Jhunjhunu district in the particularly conservative Shekhawati region of Rajasthan in Western India. How exactly does one find inspirational girls and women in an environment which seems to be conducive for precisely [...]

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi Indicorps is a dedicated group of young people striving to change the world.  Making the Fellowship possible requires a special understanding of service, you lose yourself in the service of others who are serving others.  Serving as an [...]

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