Call for applications-Solve Ninja Leadership Accelerator Apply by Jan 10th

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Ajay Etikala

Dec 31, 2022, 6:19:35 AM12/31/22
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May interest some young people (18-25) in your networks. For any queries please write to

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Ajay Etikala

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From: Ashish V R <>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2022 at 15:28
Subject: <call for applications> Solve Ninja Leadership Accelerator
To: Ajay Etikala <>

Hello Ajay,

Greetings from Reap Benefit.

We are excited to share with you the launch of Solve Ninja leadership Accelerator Cohort 4. We are now accepting applications.

We are glad that your support in reaching the youth who will benefit the most through this initiative has resulted in 3 Cohorts of leaders who are continuing to create impact in their communities. 

We need your continued support in reaching out to youth to help them in their journey to be civic leaders and social entrepreneurs. Below are the details of the initiative along with shareable messages and collateral [mail and WhatsApp]

Thank you so much for the support.



About Reap Benefit 

We are the Solve Ninja Movement. We solve for India, one street at a time, by activating everyday leaders. We focus on the two most urgent challenges India faces - climate change and governance at a local level. Young people join us for peer-to-peer mentorship. By unlocking their creativity and leadership skills, we prepare them to be everyday leaders to solve for India. Each of these young citizens, whom we call Solve Ninja, uses a combination of hyper-local data and open platform technology to enhance citizen engagement in enabling local governance. In the last eight years, we have activated 1M + Solve Ninjas, who have taken 94k + civic actions, started 3143 campaigns, and built 552 civic innovations to address local civic issues across the country. This has saved 54.3 million litres of water and 1.7 million units of electricity and diverted 187 tonnes of waste from landfills.

About Solve Ninja Leadership Accelerator

This is a 6-month accelerator that helps our young citizen leaders to increase their impact on civic, climate and local governance issues. Through this initiative we aim to enhance and build on their 21st century leadership skills, give them access to resources, provide them with full-time mentors, stipend and seed funds to support community participation and project implementation. The aim is to support these young leaders to start a social initiative to deeply and sustainably address the issues in their communities.


During the 6-month accelerator, what will you get?

1. Learn how to develop a clear problem statement

2. Learn investigative methods to work with data

3. Prototyping Methods to design concrete solutions

4. Learn how to tell your story effectively

5. Explore and enhance your inner game [feedback & reflection]

6. Understand funding landscape for your initiatives going ahead


We will also provide you with the following

1. Get access and support from senior mentors for personalised feedback

2. Get access to the guidance of experts' mentors on issues [civic, climate, local governance] and functional themes [fund raising, inner game etc.]

3. Opportunities to help you build your network and develop your skills

4. Get monthly webinars with industry leaders and budding social innovators

5. A stipend of 6000 rupees upon completion of each milestone, there are 6 milestones in total


Here are the criteria for selection:

1. Should be 18-25 years [resident of India]

2. Should have demonstrated action [worked on civic, climate, local governance issues previously]

3. Should have a civic, climate, local governance issue they are passionate to work on [and have tried solving it]

4. Should dedicate 10 hours/week 

5. Should be decision maker for their initiative

6. Knows basic English [we will have mentors to support In Hindi and Kannada]

7. Access to laptop or mobile phone with internet to attend the session online


Last date for applications: 10 January 2022 [if the applicant is very promising, an extension till 16th January can be provided]


Here are a few profiles of our Alumni, who will be a part of the community with you! 


To apply click the link- 


- In case one cannot apply by themselves, they can take the support of a partner organisation/mentor/friend to apply for the Initiative. If the applications supported by partner organisations are selected, we will need your support in encouraging the youth to work effectively on the problem in the locality.

- Once applied, within a week's time, if selected- applicant moves to the interview round, and if not selected- applicant will receive an email mentioning the same. Reap Benefit will schedule and conduct the interviews and will reach out for support incase of any challenges. The final selection will be shared on a rolling basis. The first meet of the new cohort is on 22 Jan 2022.

Note- Unfortunately, the program will not be able to support physically/mentally challenged youth as of today.


Sharing content to share in WhatsApp along with collaterals if you want to share it with youth


Solving civic/climate change problems can be filled with complexity and failure. But if you have a civic/climate change problem in your community that you are working on, and not ready to give up. Here is an opportunity to build the mindset and skills along with mentorship, stipend and likeminded community to make this journey worth it. 


Here are a few profiles of our Alumni, who will be a part of the community with you!  (


Link of posters


जलवायु परिवर्तन की समस्याओं को हल करना जटिलता और विफलता से भरा जा सकता है। लेकिन अगर आपके समुदाय में नागरिक / जलवायु परिवर्तन की समस्या है जिस पर आप काम कर रहे हैं, और हार मानने के लिए तैयार नहीं हैं। यहां इस यात्रा को सार्थक बनाने के लिए मेंटरशिप, वजीफा और समान विचारधारा वाले समुदाय के साथ मानसिकता और कौशल का निर्माण करने का अवसर है। 


यहां हमारे नेताओं के कुछ प्रोफाइल दिए गए हैं जो आपके साथ समुदाय का हिस्सा होंगे! (


PFA all the collaterals- here

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