A generation where all citizens exercise leadership, be socially engaged and responsible to impact positive change.
To inspire, mobilize and empower youth, academics and business leaders to work together to lead community development efforts from grassroots level.
Who we are
Lead India Today (LIT) is an Indian youth-led movement for social change that culminated into a non-profit organization that aims to inspire, mobilize and empower youth, academics and business leaders to work together beyond socio-economic barriers and lead community development efforts
Lead India Today (LIT) has its origins to a group of students in Pune who successfully implemented a string of community development projects, constituting laying fire-lines in forests, recycling & developing reusable products & teaching English to children in slums to impact change from grassroots level.
In India today, 4% of our children never start school. 58% don’t complete primary schools. And 76% don’t complete school. The key question that drives our work is: What happens to the 90% of students who don’t complete school? How can we empower students who have been failed by the education system
The Problem: According to UN Millennium Goal Report 2014, India is home to one-third of the world’s extreme poor despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world. In addition to the economic woes that the country faces, it has several political challenges such as red-tapism and corruption.