21st century Sabarmati Ashram
Indian School of Democracy, nurtures principled leaders whose values enhance all the spaces they enter.
We believe that ISD cannot do this alone.
The larger ecosystem needs to come together and we have to collectively nurture these principled leaders for public service.
ISD has its own programs but works very intentionally with other partners to create more learning spaces to achieve scale.
The 3 main programs under ISD are:
Flagship 1 Year Residential Program
The flagship year-long program is designed to nurture the next generation of public leadership. The experience intersperses academic and hard skills with extended immersion building a deep understanding of the Indian context.
A strong focus on inner transformation and enduring moral leadership underlines the entire experience, along with building hard skills necessary to be effective. We are yet to decide the launch date of this program.
Our short-term residential and non-residential programs run through the year. Programs are conducted both, on-campus and off-site across different locations in India. The short-term programs focus on all four pillars of democracy and hope to create a larger impact within the democratic ecosystem.
After rigorous research and learning from Democracy Express 2019, we have decided to start three new short term programs this year:
10-days residential program for women interested in politics (June 2020)
3-weeks residential program for political workers (July 2020)
3 days residential program for sensitizing people who are in politics because of their privilege and want to understand realities of India
We plan to launch applications for these programs in March 2020.
ISD organizes an annual 10-days immersive journey, Democracy Express to engage with principled, progressive, and unsung heroes of Indian politics. The purpose of this journey is to change the narrative around politics, reclaim it, introduce the youth to good politics and build a community.
After the successful first edition of Democracy Express 2019, in 2020 we go to South India in December 2020. Stay tuned.
Module-based learning from experts
Spaces for dialogue
Holding environment for learning & sharing
Peer collaborative groups
Reflective journeys & processes
Shram daan on campus everyday
Service for community
Community engagement activities