"As part of the course, I teamed up with a local social entrepreneur, Ashwini krishnaprasad, to lead a session on risk taking. Ashwini facilitated a 90-minute exercise with the focus on failure. Her only direction of the activity was to give our six students time to fail. Their directive was to fail as many times as possible in their limited time frame. Several of the students were confused, yet Dmitry, one of our students, emerged with energy and focus.
Our class was being held at a Starbucks in the heart of the city. Dmitry rose up and vanished, on a quest to fail. Ten minutes later, Ashwini and I looked out at a traffic circle filled with cars, motor bikes and rickshaws and I then saw something that changed my life."
As published originally in FARGO Monthly.
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...This is certainly true of Ashwini Krishnaprasad, 27, who had worked as a Gandhi Fellow soon after she graduated. During that time, she had had the opportunity to bring about a sea change in the education system of a village she was posted to work in. Having completed the fellowship, today, she nurtures her sense of social responsibility as the founder of Superheroes Incorporated. It’s an organisation that provides career support to vocational students and helps them improve their standard of living.
It’s not just that Ashwini continues undertaking such social initiatives long after leaving the fellowship. What’s interesting is that she has managed to make a living out of this drive. According to her, youth-driven initiatives give volunteers more than a cause to work for. She explains, “While implementing social initiatives can prove to be challenging for the zealous youth, they’re actually opportunities for developing hardcore leadership skills. It’s the reason I’m able to build myself a career in social welfare.”
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