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India Fellow

Samina Bano


Samina is Founder and Director of Rightwalk Foundation, where she champions educational reform by impacting policy, system design and capacity within the government to ensure large-scale sustainable change. Overcoming complex political, social and legal hurdles, she has pushed for social inclusion in Uttar Pradesh classrooms by activating the Right to Education Act, which requires private schools to reserve 25 percent of seats for low-income children. Samina is an Ashoka Fellow, TEDX speaker, Kalam Award Winner, computer engineer and IIM-Bangalore graduate.

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