Lighting a Billion Lives –International Torchbearers Programme (LaBL - ITP )

The LaBL-International Torchbearer Programme is designed to:

  • Incorporate students and young professionals in the rural energy access framework.
  • Create a cadre of socially conscious youth contributing towards a better and brighter future while facilitating the progress of UN MDGs.
  • Offer short term volunteering assignments around the year, for a minimum of four weeks.
  • Provide an opportunity for youth to work with the LaBL team.
  • Gain first-hand work experience in the field of rural energy access by undertaking a series of field assignments.

Why Volunteer?

The Programme will provide leadership training through field experience that will:

  • Equip you with the skills necessary to further global sustainable development.
  • Increase awareness of energy access scenario in rural areas and its impact on UN MDGs.
  • Provide opportunity to work towards achieving UN MDGs which the Lighting a Billion Lives initiative is contributing to.
  • Educate and encourage you to bring about positive social change and promote a cleaner and greener world.

Who Can Volunteer?

  • Students enrolled for degree programmes and above.
  • Affiliated student groups such as environmental clubs, community service groups, NSS wings etc.
  • Young professionals with appropriate expertise.

Important Dates

Call for Applications for LaBL International Torchbearers Programme is carried out due three times a year as per the given schedule:

Summer Session (Jun – Aug): 5 April Winter Session (Nov – Jan): 5 Oct Spring Session (Mar – May): 5 Jan

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Meet LaBL Torchbearers

"What attracts me to this project is the fact that it gives me the opportunity to go out and see the Real India, meet the Real people because 80% of India resides in the villages."

Firoz Shiv,
Delhi University, Delhi
"I have always been very passionate about doing something constructive for the society. Lighting a Billion Lives gives me the opportunity to do so. It gives me the chance to work for the grass root level and the opportunity to understand the practical aspects of sustainable development issues."

Manvi Bansal,
TERI University, Delhi
"Having been to a few villages in parts of North and Central India, I've observed that there is no regular supply of electricity, thus disrupting the functioning of even the most basic tasks like cooking, to studying. If some effort from our side can help these people in easy access to a reliable source of light, then I will be more than glad to make a little difference in other people's lives."

Saksham Nijhawan,
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

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