Shruti Sharma
Ambassador, Academy

Shruti Sharma

Gurugram, India

I am presenting leading Partnerships, Marketing and Communications for The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change's flagship education programme called Generation Global

Children must be taught how to think and not what to think - Margaret Mead

I strongly believe that the veritable value of education is not in helping children reproduce knowledge but in enabling them to apply this knowledge in varied real world applications. It is only then we would have truly succeeded in imparting good quality education to our students.

I am an education enthusiast with experience in education technology, improving learning outcomes, managing global education programmes, designing large-scale assessment solutions, setting up academic institutions, and improving efficiency of academic processes. With 9+ years of experience in consulting multiple sectors, specially education and skill development, I have had the opportunity to advise state governments, global academic institutes, policy think tanks, and corporates drive grass root level improvements across education ecosystems

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

The HundrED Community is one of its kind community of the worlds most inspiring, passionate, and committed group of individuals. The wealth of knowledge housed on this platform and among its members is growing at the speed of light and is definitely a much needed step to improve quality of education world over. 

How can education support students to flourish?

Education has the power to transcend all forms of inequality on account of age, caste, religion, socioeconomic standing, race, ethnicity, and disabilities to create a just and equitable society. Being educated means being empowered to overcome challenges both today and in the future. It means having the ability, skills, knowledge, and attitude to think critically and creatively to pursue one's aspirations. Education is perhaps the most potent tool which equips students with both experiences and skills which are required to succeed in the 21st century.

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation in education is a means to constantly develop new solutions or adapt existing ones to address learner and educator problems in the most cost-effective and simplistic manner feasible to ensure  that no student is left behind.