DR. SUNITA GANDHI
Founder, Council for Global Education, USA,
DEVI Sansthan: Dignity, Education, Vision International
Education Society of Iceland
India Literacy Board
Dr Sunita Gandhi has a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University, the UK, and a Bachelor’s in Physics from Imperial College, London University. At Cambridge, she received three merit-based scholarships: The Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, The Overseas Student Award and Trinity College Scholarship.
Subsequently, Sunita Gandhi was selected to the Young Professionals Programmeme at the World Bank, Washington, DC, USA. Ten years, Sunita Gandhi devoted herself to education policy work in several countries. She also engaged in innovative work in education by cooperating with US educators and speaking at education conferences worldwide. She became one of ten staff members honoured by the World Bank President with the 'Most Outstanding Contribution to Development Award'.
Dr Sunita established the Council for Global Education in Washington, DC, USA, and the Education Society of Iceland. She came back to India to establish DEVI - Dignity, Education, Vision International, a non-profit NGO for the education of the underprivileged. Sunita started her first school at the age of fourteen.
Dr Sunita Gandhi has travelled to 49 countries and studied the education systems in many of them. She has both founded and run experimental schools in India, Iceland and the Czech Republic and piloted her work in education based on the principle of ‘compete with yourself’ in Iceland, India and the UK.
She came back to India to help her parents and now supports them in the capacity of Honorary Chief Academic Advisor at their school, CMS. In addition, her India based Global Classroom has been involved in creating and implementing vastly different models of education: child-led learning, assessments based on the principle of compete with yourself, an environment that uses languages that empower and focus on the self-esteem of every child, and a learning system that provides both transparency and accountability.
Over 500 schools in India are currently following her curriculum and assessments based on the principle of Compete With Yourself
Her latest initiative is Global Dream, Leave No One Behind, a campaign to counter illiteracy in India. The campaign is growing at a fast pace. It includes an innovative curriculum that accelerates learning for literacy and numeracy.