In partnership with Faith in Leadership at St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford:

Varchasva - National Hindu Youth Leadership Programme

18-25 years | August 2022 – April 2023 | 3 modules

Ages 18-25  | 3 modules over 3 weekends  | August 2022 – April 2023

About Varchasva

Created by Yog Foundation in collaboration with the world renowned leadership training experts at Faith in Leadership at St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford, Varchasva is the UK’s national youth leadership programme for young British Hindus.

Unique and the first of its kind, the programme fosters a holistic approach to leadership development, with an emphasis on leadership of the self and not just of others. This is applied in every aspect of their being, including education, career, socially and spiritually.

The programme is suitable for young Hindus aged 18-25 who have a demonstrable interest in leadership and takes place over three residential modules on three weekends between August 2022 and April 2023. The first module will take place on 27th - 29th August 2022 in Belgium.

“This is a remarkable programme. Varchasva is developing an impressive group of young Hindu leaders of tomorrow.”

Professor Richard Cooper
Master of St Benet's Hall, University of Oxford

Why should I apply?

Those who have completed Varchasva have found it profoundly transformational.

This unique programme, tailored specifically for British Hindu youth, develops and enhances your character, confidence and effectiveness as a leader using methods usually only available to high office holders from the corporate world and the public sector. It will also help you discover and define your identity as a young Hindu in British society.

The programme brings you together with young Hindu changemakers from across the UK and encourages a new generation of faith leaders to recognise the best in yourself and in one another to inspire, empower and bring forth Dharma and values-led change.

Varchasva Activities
Varchasva Activities
Varchasva Activities

Testimonials

Varchasva Participant Aditi

“Varchasva has been such a valuable and life-changing experience for me… each one of us has varchasva (radiance) within ourselves and this program has helped me realise that”

Aditi

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022

“I am so grateful to the programme, to have gained a deeper understanding of myself as a person and own beliefs. I learned so much about leadership and found the programme truly transformational”

Shivali

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022
Varchasva Participant Shivali
Varchasva Participant Shivali

“This programme helped me learn so much about myself, and the ways in which I can make a positive change in society.”

Shivali

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022
Varchasva Participant Kaylan

“Varchasva was more than a leadership programme, it was something that led me to understand my identity and become a more confident and authentic Hindu who can effectively uplift my peers.”

Kaylan

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022

“Taking part in Varchasva presented Hinduism to me from a fresh perspective that allowed me to connect to it and build a genuine understanding of the values it teaches- especially in the context of leadership”

Saanchi

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022
Varchasva Participant Saanchi
Varchasva Participant Saanchi

“This programme helped me learn so much about myself, and the ways in which I can make a positive change in society.”

Saanchi

Participant, Varchasva 2021-2022

Eligibility

To apply for this programme, you should be:

Application deadline: 7th August 2022
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