Safeena Husain of Educate Girls on the Push for Gender Equity in India
Welcome to Role Models for Change, a series of insightful conversations with social entrepreneurs and other innovators on the front lines of some of the world’s most pressing problems. Today we’re talking with Safeena Husain, Founder and CEO of Educate Girls. Growing up in Delhi, India, Safeena found refuge and opportunity in education. She went on to study in the UK before building a career in community-based development. Educate Girls is an Indian NGO that enrolls and retains out-of-school girls and increases learning for both girls and boys. They’ve reached 2.5 million children in India and are on a path to reach 4.4 million in the next five years.