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Rashmi Misra

Founder and Chairperson, VIDYA

development dialogue 2018 speaker Rashmi Misra Founder and Chairperson, VIDYA

Rashmi Misra is the Founder and Chairperson of VIDYA, Vidya Integrated Development For Youth and Adults, a well-known Indian non-profit organization working towards the empowerment of women and children from urban slum areas in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Goa. Vidya includes a system of three schools in Goa, Mumbai, and Delhi whose entire mission is to educate less privileged children in the way that works best for them.

In addition to schools, Vidya has several nationally-recognized programs that focus on remedial education, computer training, adult literacy, skills training, microfinance, and social entrepreneurship. In addition to her work with VIDYA, Ms. Misra is involved in many social development programs both in Delhi and Mumbai.