Educating India's daughters to be free and equal | Dr. Urvashi Sahni | TEDxChandigarh
Millions of girls in India lead unequal lives. Is there a way women empowerment can be done in India? Is it possible? Dr. Urvashi tells you what she did and how you can do it. Dr Urvashi Sahni is the World Economic Forum’s India Social Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017. She is a women rights activist and educationist working for over three decades. Dr. Sahni is an Ashoka Fellow, a non-resident fellow at the Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, USA and is currently a member of Chief Minister’s Advisory Council, Rajasthan.
Dr. Urvashi also founded Suraksha, a women rights organisation; DiDi’s – a social enterprise for sustainable livelihoods for women and the Study Hall Educational Foundation (SHEF). Through its schools and outreach initiatives, SHEF has trained 24,000 teachers and impacted more than 5 lakh children, most of whom are girls from disadvantaged communities. SHEF directly provides education to over 4000 students.
Dr. Urvashi is a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform and teacher training with a special focus on girls’ education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx