The Adarsha Fellowship Programme was a unique program that ended in 2016. It created a space for fellows to learn, develop themselves and their community through targeted intervention. Manuski extended fellowships to members of the most discriminated communities through this program.

The aims of the project were:

  • To create awareness amongst Nomadic Tribes and Dalit communities about their rights and bring them into the mainstream of society.
  • To increase awareness and to enhance communities by creating leadership qualities within them.
  • To elucidate the importance of community organizing and community participation, resulting in their sustainable development.

About Adarsha: Adarsha grew up in London but had family ties to Pune. He was dedicated to working with the socially deprived and disadvantaged in India. He worked for the Karuna Trust, UK., coming to India many times, and becoming a good friend of “Manuski”. He had planned to come and work with Manuski but tragically passed away at the age of 40. His parents Paul and Baccha Kitchener funded a fellowship in his name from 2009 until 2016.