Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2001
This description of Shaheen Mistri's work was prepared when Shaheen Mistri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2001.
Shaheen Mistry is providing engaging supplemental education for poor children living in slums. By exposing them to schools, teachers, and educational resources generally available only to middle class Indian children, Shaheen is improving the children's job prospects and involving middle-class schools in combating high levels of illiteracy among the urban poor.
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