The Naropa Fellowship is a one-year, fully-residential, post-graduate, academic programme focused on creating and nurturing agents of change who will work towards fostering an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and growth while preserving the cultural heritage of Ladakh and the Himalayan region. The driving purpose behind the Naropa Fellowship is the urgent need to not only retain local talent, but also develop entrepreneurial skills that can help foster a robust socio- economic environment in Ladakh and surrounding regions. Additionally, there is also a need to educate the younger generation regarding the importance of maintaining their distinctive culture and heritage.
The Fellowship is thus designed to address the rising challenges of unemployment, lack of training and professional skills, and gradual cultural erosion in Ladakhi society and others in the Himalayan region. Aimed at creating community-spirited future leaders, the Naropa Fellows will be equipped with the skills and tools needed to successfully promote business, enterprise and civic leadership in a 21st century world. A Naropa Fellow will exhibit a strong sense of purpose and commitment towards working for the upliftment of Ladakh and other such remote Himalayan regions.