Safeena Husain

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Safeena Husain is an Indian social activist and an entrepreneur. Safeena recently got married to Hansal Mehta, a renowned film director. Safeena Husain is well-known for founding a non-profit organisation named, Educate Girls (EG).Safeenas organisation strives for the education of girls across India, in an attempt to reduce the gender gap.Upon completing her schooling in India, Safeena went to London; where she completed her graduation.

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Safeena Husain is an Indian social activist and an entrepreneur. Safeena recently got married to Hansal Mehta, a renowned film director. Safeena Husain is well-known for founding a non-profit organisation named, Educate Girls (EG).Safeenas organisation strives for the education of girls across India, in an attempt to reduce the gender gap.Upon completing her schooling in India, Safeena went to London; where she completed her graduation.After staying in London for five years, Safeena shifted to San Francisco (Bay Area). There, in 1995, she kickstarted her career and started working for an Internet startup. She worked there for nine months, after which the startup was closed. The startup aimed at creating a 3D web browser.In 1995, she was offered a job at Child Family Health International (CFHI). Safeena Husain worked in CFHI for almost a decade. While working there, she visited different parts of the globe such as Ecuador, Mexico, Bolivia, South Africa and India. Safeena went on to become an Executive Director at CFHI.In 2007, Safeena Husain shifted back to India, where she started her non-profit organisation; Educate Girls. When asked for the reasons for shifting back to India, Safeena, in an interview, said, I returned to India to drive the agenda that is closest to my heart that is of girls education. From the very outset, I had a strong personal motivation to make a change in Indias education system primarily because I myself found my pathway through education. A goat is an asset, a girl is a liability. Parents do not want to invest in a daughters education. Why should we send her to school? Shell go to her husbands house to live. What is the point of her learning?.In 2019, Safeena Husain was invited to a TEDx event, where she delivered a captivating speech to the audience about her journey, vision and experiences. The video of her speech, uploaded by TEDx, has gathered 1.7 million views. Safeena Husain in TEDx.In the same year, she was invited to another talk show titled, Ted Talks India: Nayi Soch. The show was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and was aired on the Star Plus channel. Safeena Husain with Shah Rukh Khan, host of Ted Talks India: Nayi Soch.In 2021, Safeena Husains Non-Profit Organisation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rajasthan Governments Directorate of Women Empowerment. In an interview, while talking about working with the government, Safeena stated, With the government, we have to build an alignment. By identifying the governments priority in certain areas and supporting them to achieve their desired goals, we will have a joint vision of success. If the data tells us that the gender gap is greatest in a particular district, that is where we will seek to partner and gain permission from the government to work in. Safeena Husain after signing a MoU with the Rajasthan Government.Safeenas organisation has also partnered with the global brand, Starbucks. A placard of Starbucks at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi.

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