Safeena Husain (Educate Girls’ Founder), won the NDTV-L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award in the Education category on 28th March 2016. She was among eight other phenomenal women to be presented with the Women of Worth Awards across various categories. These awards aim to bridge not only the gender gap but also regional, sectoral, developmental, linguistic and social imbalances.
When asked what led her to work in this field, Safeena said, “India has a high number of attributes that discriminate against the girl child. Education is a key that can start to unlock the solutions to most of these problems. In the circumstances, it is absolutely necessary to ‘change mindsets’ and for that ‘a scalable solution’, that empowers communities to take ownership, was absolutely necessary!”