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Gunjan Thaney

Gunjan Thaney

Mumbai, India

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I am an educator and a socialpreneur. I am passionate about collaborative and inclusive learning based on empathy and tolerance.

About me

A keen learner and educator currently pursuing Cambridge International Certificate in Teaching & Learning from University of Cambridge, UK 

15 yrs+ experience of working with and running large businesses & bootstrapping new opportunities across Fortune 100 companies. Led sales, marketing and P&L delivery for Citibank NA, American Express Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Co-Founder – DesiOrigins – A pioneering effort in E-commerce to bring rural organic brands to the Urban Retail Market. The venture supported over 20 self help groups, NGOs, Women’s groups. In Dec, 2017 firm was acquired by Global Buzz Makers private limited.

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

To connect with larger community of changemakers and like-minded educators. I am passionate about collaborative and inclusive learning based on empathy and tolerance. I am looking forward to learn from a global education community to be able to design more effective experiences for my students. My mission is to be  able to create a social impact through education.

How can education support students to flourish?

In my opinion education should not just concentrate on creating economically independent individuals. We need to help students understand their strengths and weaknesses and in the process help them identify what they are passionate about. The world needs peace, empathy and tolerance and this is only possible if our education system believes in each and every child and make them feel that they belong, that they matter.