Emerging Leaders

Rajesh Santhanam

Coordinator – Community Service Projects – The Daly College

Rajesh Santhanam is a faculty member of The Daly College, Indore and the Coordinator of its Social Service League. He is involved in leading a group of committed students in conceptualising, planning and executing innovative community service projects for the under-privileged of India. 

Research Topic: Service Learning in Leading Indian and Australian Schools

In recent years, leading Indian and Australian schools have attached a great deal of importance to their students performing service in the communities in which they are located, as a way enhancing their understanding of social and economic inequalities and developing their moral sensibility and responsibility. This research will attempt to understand the contrasting ways in which Indian and Australian schools interpret, organise and enact the idea of service learning, helping their students to relate to the emerging local and global conditions.