Safeena Hussain is the Founder and Executive Director at Educate Girls, a non-profit organization that tackles gender inequality in India’s education system by focusing on enrollment, retention and learning. After graduating from the London School of Economics, Safeena spent 15 years working with grassroots projects in Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, South Africa and Asia. Upon returning to India Safeena, together with a local team, conducted a 50-school project in Rajasthan, and established Educate Girls in 2007 post a successful test phase. In 2013, she received the British Asian Trust’s Special Recognition Award from HRH Prince Charles for outstanding contribution in education.
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