Shaheen Mistry Founder of Akanksha Foundation talks about education in india

Shaheen Mistry is the CEO of Teach for India and the Founder of Akanksha Foundation. Shaheen founded Akanksha Foundation in 1989 with the vision to provide children from all strata of society with the education, the skills, and most importantly, the character that they would need to lead empowered lives.

The Akanksha Foundation,
Voltas House ‘C’
TB Kadam Marg,
Mumbai 400 033
Tel: +91 22 23700253 / +91 22 23729880
Email: website AT akanksha DOT org
Online Donation: GiveIndia

The Akanksha Foundation
Thermax Ltd, Thermax House,
14 Mumbai – Pune Road ,
Wakdewadi, Pune 411 003
Ph: +91 20 25540007/08

You are invited to experience in person the incredible journey of leading social entrepreneur Shaheen Mistry, founder of Akanksha. Shaheen will share her inspirational story with Akanksha – what triggered the idea, her main challenges and achievements, and lessons learned along the way. The talk will be followed by an informal Q & A session to generate meaningful discussion, mutual learnings and inspiration!

Akanksha’s story:

Thousands of slum children needed and wanted to be educated. There were thousands of college students who had the energy, enthusiasm and time to teach. There existed pockets of available spaces located in schools that seemed ideal teaching environments. The simple idea then, was to bring together the three – kids, student volunteers and spaces – in schools for less privileged children run by college students.

RSVP at or call us on: 022 3222 0475. Entrance for this talk is 200 INR, please note there are limited spaces available.

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