Safeena Husain

A London School of Economics graduate, Safeena has worked extensively with rural and urban underserved communities in South America, Africa and Asia. After returning to India, Safeena chose the agenda closest to her heart – girls’ education. Safeena’s efforts to bridge the gender gap in education in India have been widely recognized. Under her leadership, Educate Girls has received the 2014 WISE Awards, the 2014 USAID Millennium Alliance Award and the 2014 Stars Impact Awards, the British Asian Trust’s Special Recognition Award from HRH Prince Charles for outstanding contribution in education and the India Development Marketplace Award in 2011 from the World Bank. [+]