For what it's Earth! with Akshar Foundation
About the Live Session
Ever heard of a school that collects fees in the form of plastic waste? Akshar Foundation with it's unique education framework empowers underprivileged kids to up-skill themselves while equipping them with the environmental consciousness needed to take responsibility for their surroundings. The Foundation’s revolutionary model radically improves the performance of government schools and gives underprivileged students all that they need to build productive lives for themselves.
In conversation with Parmita Sarma, co-founder of Akshar Foundation, join us to learn all about this unique and sustainable education philosophy being incorporated by the Foundation!
About the Speaker
Parmita Sarma, Co-founder/Associate Director, Akshar Foundation
Parmita is a humanitarian and social activist with experience leading projects aimed at helping underprivileged children. She completed her master’s dissertation on the challenges of educating children in low-income communities at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. When she was barely out of her teens, she was already organising and managing educational programs for children in underprivileged communities, as well as working in disaster relief programs. As the Principal of Akshar Forum, she has led the establishment of the school and continues to oversee daily operation. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the school and organization.She is also the recipient of Devi Awards, 2019 and a Tedx speaker at MUJ, 2019.