The one thing a country owes its children is providing each and every one of them with a proper education. With this thought, Sharad Sagar, Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global, made it his company’s mission to connect the remotest child with the best opportunities.
Acknowledging his initiative to bring about change, the 24-year-old from Bihar has been invited by US President Barack Obama to the White House to attend a special gathering of world leaders.
Sharad is the only Indian who will be attending the “South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art and Action” event to be held on 3 October 2016.
The one-of-its-kind event hosted by Obama will have innovators, entrepreneurs and changemakers from around the world.
According to the official White House statement, “the event will bring together creators, innovators, and organisers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of people around the world. It is a celebration of the great work these people have already accomplished.”
He has received global recognition many times.
Earlier this year, Sharad also featured in the in the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 List, alongside the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Malala Yousafzai.
He is also the highest-ranked Indian on the List of the World’s Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs, and was listed among the “100 Next Century Innovators” by the Rockefeller Foundation in 2013.
Sharad founded Dexterity Global in 2008 when he was just 16. Today, Dexterity Global impacts over 1.2 million children annually in India and other parts of South Asia through its ecosystem of educational platforms.
(With inputs from YourStory.)