From the classroom to the real world, Apni Shala curates life lessons

Amrita ApniShala, from India
From the classroom to the real world, Apni Shala curates life lessons

Based in Mumbai, Apni Shala (translates to My School) helps children from low income communities build their communication and social skills.

Scribbling art into India’s low income schools, one wall at a time

Alisha Aranha, from India
Scribbling art into India’s low income schools, one wall at a time

Along with her band of artists and volunteers, Alisha Aranha travels around India conducting art workshops in low income schools and creating murals in their classrooms. Her goal? To bring art to children that do not have access to it.

She brings smiles to the face of young children by building playgrounds in Egypt, Kenya and Nepal.

Jihad M Nasria, from United Arab Emirates
She brings smiles to the face of young children by building playgrounds in Egypt, Kenya and Nepal.

The Ajala Project presents Jihad Mnasria, a film-maker changing the world. Jihad is an independent TV and film producer and the founder of U smile I smile. A non-profit organization that support orphanages by helping to build playgrounds and providing toys for underprivileged children in Kenya and Egypt. My name is Jihad M’nasria, I’m 31 years old. Originally…

 

Why did Korvi Rakshand leave his life in the city to provide education for rural children living in remote areas around Bangladesh?

Korvi Rakshand, from Bangladesh
Why did Korvi Rakshand leave his life in the city to provide education for rural children living in remote areas around Bangladesh?

The Ajala Project presents Korvi- a philanthropist changing the world. At 21, Korvi Rakshand left home to find a solution to provide education to the most rural and remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO Foundation, his initiative has educated more than 2200 children and built more than 13 schools. What made you decide on start this project, what…

Turning Nigeria into a reading nation

Dr Rafael James, from Nigeria
Turning Nigeria into a reading nation

Growing up, Dr. Raphael James wanted to be a performing artist and represented Nigeria as a dancer in 1984 at an International Dance Competition. He then switched gears and took up professional boxing for five years. Since completing his educational degrees in Psychology, Journalism, and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Raphael James has devoted his life to…