Meghana Raveendra (Mumbai, India)
Born and raised in Pune, I always hated going to school as I did not fit into the Indian educational system. As a student, I found it difficult to memorize answers from the textbook, often choosing to write descriptive answers in my own words. I was especially scared by examinations, during which I was subject to much competition and pressure from my surroundings to do well. As a result, I developed anxiety issues that continue to impact my mental health as an adult. At university, I realized that mainstream education was not the answer for my learning needs and thus, quit college.
Over last 11 years I learnt a lot more through experiences by working with children, volunteering, working with non-profits. Which led me to co-found moringa, an organisation that aims to transform the current mainstream education into a system that is more child centred and focused on well being.