Megha Bhagat

Megha Bhagat

Bengaluru, India

Co-Founder at Project DEFY, passionate about an equitable world providing everybody a state to flourish to their full potential.

I am Megha, the Co-Founder at Project DEFY which was formed with the vision of bringing education back into the hands of the people. I come from a human rights law background with previous work background in the tech for good sector and joined forces with my Co-Founder Abhijit, to create a level playing field in the space of education especially for the communities that are severely marginalised.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

As a system innovator it's critical to co learn from innovations across the globe and thus it is important to be part of the HundrED community so that we can integrate global learnings and experiences.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the first experience that an individual has outside their family and typically this is clouded for communities that are severely marginalised who either do not have access to any learning systems or have access to really bad learning systems which in turn limits their scope of flourishing in the world. Thus there is an imperative need to change the way access to learning is provided to the marginalised.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovating the system of access to learning is the key to change in education. Is the system accessible to all? Is the system inclusive for all? Does the system help break the barrier to entry to learning? These become important questions to answer in solving the current education system.

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

The Swarajya University, India- It has truly created a system of students designed university where students create the complete learning campus.

Jaaga Study- An amazing approach to learning through peer collaboration something as nerdy as software and hardware including life modules like yoga and self care Jaaga study has actualised the concept of per to peer learning in young adults.

Pass Collective- Utilising football as a mechanism to build leadership and life skills among young girls from marginalised communities.