Habitat for Humanity India’s first ever Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) Leadership Academy training in schools took place in March 2019 in Bengaluru.

Students from The International School of Bangalore, Neev Academy, Greenwood High International School and Mitra Academy participated in these leadership modules, designed to equip and empower the youth of India to lead themselves, others and change within their communities.

This first session of HYLB Leadership Academy closed with 16 students volunteering to run on our behalf in the TCS World10K Marathon in Bengaluru this coming May 2019!

Believing in the capabilities and role of the youth in building sustainable communities, Habitat for Humanity created Habitat Young Leaders Build (HYLB) Leadership Academy in partnership with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Together, we have developed a toolkit that will train and unlock the potential of young leaders in India, empowering them to become agents of positive social change and citizen leaders in their communities. The toolkit has eight leadership modules and two sustainable communities modules that train the youth how to lead themselves, lead with others and change their communities.