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Parmita Sarma

Parmita Sarma

Co-Founder/Associate Director @ Akshar Foundation - Indian

Bio

Parmita is a humanitarian and social activist with experience leading projects aimed at helping underprivileged children. She completed her master’s dissertation on the challenges of educating children in low-income communities at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. When she was barely out of her teens, she was already organising and managing educational programs for children in underprivileged communities, as well as working in disaster relief programs. She is the co-founder of Akshar Foundation, with the model school Akshar Forum based in Guwahati. As the Principal of Akshar Forum, she has led the establishment of the school. Now, she oversees the daily operations of the organization. Akshar Foundation is a non-profit organisation with an award winning education model, hailed by Niti Aayog, World Economic Forum, Time, BBC, Forbes, Reuters, Al Jazeera and many more. Akshar Foundation will now implement its model in 100 Government schools across Guwahati city. She is the recipient of the Indian Express 'Devi Award' for her contribution as an educator and social worker. She and her partner Mazin Mukhtar were also awarded "Earth Day Network Stars' by the international organisers of Earth Day.