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Sanju Pal - Founder, RISE

8/16/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Sanju is the founder of the education charity RISE, which she set up as a teacher after winning the 2008 Teach First Learmonth School Project Award for the youth social enterprise programme she created. Passionate about helping disadvantaged young people, she oversees RISE's education programmes in the UK and India in volunteer capacity whilst working as a Management Consultant...

Duration:00:36:07

Christine DeLeon - Founder, Moonshot edVentures

8/12/2018
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Moonshot edVentures founder Christine DeLeon has a wide range of experiences in leadership development, entrepreneurship, and new school models. She began her career as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group and later became the Los Angeles lead for The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation’s leadership development portfolio, focusing primarily on school leadership preparation programs. In 2010, she founded the Analyst Fellowship for Education Pioneers, which has grown from 10 to...

Duration:00:29:48

Nathan Pai Schmitt - Co Founder of The HadaNou Collective

8/11/2018
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*This interview was recorded as part of the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. The HadaNou Collective (HNC) exists to make it easy for students, families, and communities to shape schools in their own image. HNC specializes in the process of Community Co-creation, which is a process that they facilitate to support communities in changing the schools that currently exist in their neighborhoods (through what they call "Centers") and in supporting...

Duration:00:30:45

Ramya Venkataram - Founder, CENTA

7/27/2018
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Prior to founding CENTA, Ramya was with McKinsey & Company for 15+ years, including as Leader of Education Practice for the last 5 years. As part of building this practice, Ramya is known for driving pioneering on-the-ground reform efforts in both school education and skills in India. Selected as Ashoka Fellow (global network of social entrepreneurs and the foremost global recognition in the social sector), 2016. In the first 10 years of her career (1999-2009), Ramya has worked in other...

Duration:00:39:36

Stefan Steinberger - Founder & CEO, Refugees (Code)

7/22/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Stefan was a Teach for Austria Fellow from 2015-2017. In summer 2016 he started to work on refugees{code}. Their main goal is to integrate refugees into society. They do this by offering a 9 months full time programming course in order to find a job. Today they are a 10 people team. Refugees(code) provides programs for refugees and other unemployed people to learn programming...

Duration:00:20:27

Fahd Jamaleddine - Founder, Inspiration Garden

7/22/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Fahd Jamaleddine has a BS in Mathematics, a Teaching Diploma and Studies MA in Education, Administration and Policy Studies from the American University of Beirut. His passion for education and teaching led him to plant the seeds of his startup, Inspiration Garden when he was in early university studies. The idea started from living a challenge where the educational system in...

Duration:00:12:31

Henry May - CEO, CoSchool

7/22/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Henry is the CEO of CoSchool, a startup that challenges the status quo of education in Colombia by providing a range of programs (lasting for one day, one week, four months) that build character and leadership skills in students. He has lived in Colombia for the last 6 years, and has also been involved with the UK charity, The Huracan Foundation, which he set up in 2011...

Duration:00:32:29

Soumya Jain - CEO, iTeach Schools

7/22/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Soumya was born and brought up in Pune and studied engineering. He worked for an electronics firm in the US for about four years, before coming back to India to join the Teach For India Fellowship. Post the two years, he founded iTeach Schools - a charter school network in Pune, to provide a free and high quality high school education to the most underprivileged students of the...

Duration:00:33:54

Umesh Malhotra - Co-Founder & CEO - Hippocampus

7/21/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. A graduate of one of India’s leading engineering institutes, IIT Madras, Umesh began his career in Infosys and then went on to create and sell an IT company. A serial entrepreneur whose experiences range from IT services and restaurants to social enterprises, he was elected for the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008 for his work . Umesh is the co-founder of Hippocampus and currently the...

Duration:00:21:18

David Chak Shan Chun & Felicia Yoon - Founders, Arus Academy

7/21/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Felicia has had many experiences in advocating for quality education for all and closing the skill and opportunity gap between the students who go to high need schools (low performing schools) and students from privileged schools. She has worked closely with the students in the community she was sent to in Penang to find solutions on how to inspire, motivate and push her...

Duration:00:26:34

Gaurav Singh, CEO & Founder of 321 Education Foundation

7/21/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Gaurav Singh is an engineer by training who worked for Accenture before becoming the first Teach For India Fellow in its founding batch. He was then selected for the first Global batch of the Fisher Fellowship with the KIPP schools in the US. He travelled for a year including to countries like Finland, China, UK to learn best International practices in education. He started 321...

Duration:00:26:52

Simon Graffy - Founder, LRTT

7/21/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Simon was a 2010 Teach First participant and founded Limited Resource Teacher Training (LRTT) partners that with teacher development organisations to facilitate in service teacher training programmes in low resource contexts. Today, LRTT works in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, Rwanda, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Belize and Guyana. This year LRTT will have 520 teacher fellows. LRTT...

Duration:00:30:18

Blazhka Krasteva Trepetanova - Founder, Blagichka

7/20/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Blazhka runs a business that supports underprivileged youths and cares for the environment by trying to generate less waste. She was a teacher in Teach for Bulgaria and inspired her students to follow their dreams.She is a zero waste follower and conducts trainings on zero waste philosophy for different companies and organizations in Bulgaria. Blagichka is a catering enterprise...

Duration:00:16:02

Josh MacAlister - Founder & CEO, Frontline

7/20/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018. Josh is Frontline‘s founder and chief executive. Josh is a former secondary school teacher and an alumni of Teach First. He taught in schools across Greater Manchester where he first developed the ideas that would lead to Frontline. He was a head of department before setting up Frontline in 2013. Since then Frontline has brought hundreds of new professionals into social work,...

Duration:00:26:01

(Spanish) Dunia Karina Padilla Gallegos - Founder, Creadoras

7/20/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2008. Dunia is a a lawyer and a professional coach who loves to educate and help people. She is the founder of Creadoras (Spanish) - a social enterprise that aims to educate and train women as creators of change. http://www.creadoras.pe/

Duration:00:09:01

Jayda Batchelder - Founding Executive Director, Education Opens Doors

7/20/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2008. Jayda Batchelder is the Founding Executive Director of Education Opens Doors, a Texas-based nonprofit that equips students with the college and career knowledge needed to prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. As Executive Director, Jayda leads strategic planning, program development, and fundraising. Since the organization’s founding in 2012, EOD has empowered...

Duration:00:14:44

Natasha Porter - Founder & CEO, Unlocked Graduates

7/20/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2008. After completing Teach First, Natasha spent 5 years as a school leader in a school she co-founded with some fellow Teach Firsters. From that she moved into government policy and was asked to join a review of education in prisons. She had no knowledge of the prison service, but once there it became clear that the prison officer was the agent of change, and a Teach First style...

Duration:00:20:03

Florencia Mingo - Co Founder, Impulsodocente

7/19/2018
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*This interview was recorded at the Teach For All Social Innovator Global Gathering in Kuala Lumpur in July 2008. https://www.impulsodocente.cl

Duration:00:18:34

Vinod Karate - Founder, The Teacher App

7/18/2018
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TheTeacherApp is a not-for-profit organization aiming to break barriers between teachers and quality professional development content and to create an ecosystem to enable and accelerate the digitization of existing non-digital teacher development solutions by creating interactive, digital learning experiences which can be accessed by any teacher or anyone interested in teacher education, for free. Vinod is a social entrepreneur who previously served as founding member and Director at STIR...

Duration:00:34:24

Vishal Talreja - Co Founder, Dream a Dream

7/18/2018
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Dream a Dream is a charitable trust empowering young people from vulnerable backgrounds to overcome adversity and flourish in a fast-changing world using a creative life skills approach. Currently, Dream a Dream engages with over 10,000 young people directly every year, referred from over 40 partners; has transformed over 2200 educators, working with 3000 volunteers impacting over 100,000 young people till date. Vishal Talreja comes with deep grassroots level experience of working with...

Duration:00:33:43