Dec 16, 2012-- In 1989, eighteen-year-old Shaheen Mistry arrived in Mumbai for a visit from the United States. After a poignant encounter with the city's street children she called her parents in the US and announced her decision to stay in India for good. Shaheen went on to found the inspiring non-profit Akanksha, dedicated to educating and empowering children from underprivileged backgrounds. Today she heads Teach for India and continues to light the future for thousands of children across the country. In this heartfelt piece she draws attention to the beautiful lessons she's learned from these young lives. Lessons for all of humanity. (17516 reads)
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The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world.
Susan B. Anthony
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