Safeena Husain (India)

Founder and Executive Director, Educate Girls

A London School of Economics graduate, Safeena Husain is the Founder and Executive Director of the international award-winning non-profit organisation – Educate Girls.

Founded in 2007, Educate Girls, partners with the government in boosting development in public schools through community ownership and ensures improved enrollment and retention of girls and learning outcomes for all children.

Since its inception, Educate Girls has consistently scaled its operations and presently works in 21,000 government-run primary schools spread across 15 districts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. With support from the government and the community, the organisation has enrolled over 200,000 out-of-school girls achieving over 90% retention and has improved learning outcomes for over 650,000 children so far.

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