Our 12-month and 24-month fellowship programmes transform the way individuals see themselves – from victims of circumstance to agents of change.


We seek out hidden talent, working with local partners to identify promising leaders with the potential to drive positive change.

  • More than half of our fellows are women
  • Age range is 18-57
  • Almost half are educated below high-school level
  • 1 in 2 are of an ethnic or religious minority


Training is a key step in our model for growing and scaling the capabilities of grassroots leaders.

In the first six months of the Quest Fellowship Programme we focus on training our fellows to develop the skills to tackle their chosen issue – skills which they will put into practice throughout their fellowship and beyond.

Quest Fellows come together for four week-long residential group sessions which offer an immersive, practical and participatory learning experience.

The training is delivered in 15 modules, facilitated by a range of subject-matter experts and supported by our programme team. Written with the facilitator in mind, our training modules outline learning objectives, summarise key concepts, and offer guidance in how to take the fellows through discussion-based participatory exercises as they build their knowledge. In 2015 we compiled our modules in English for the first time.

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  • Weekly/monthly mentoring
  • Seed funding
  • Monthly stipend
  • Peer learning and support
  • Access to a network of local and global leaders


  • Creating livelihoods and increasing access to microcredit
  • Securing land rights and food security
  • Tackling violence and corruption
  • Increasing access to education
  • Empowering women and increasing participation in local affairs and politics


  • Educating people about their rights
  • Sharing skills and knowledge
  • Influencing local authorities
  • Connecting networks of fellows, mentors and organisations

Our grassroots leaders have helped more than 1.6 million people living in marginalised communities.
Your gift will help us reach even more.