SAI Founder’s Club Members Paresh Patel, CEO of Sandstone Capital and his wife Nirva Patel hosted a lunch for SAI student grantees in Mumbai at the Taj Wellington Mews.
Read below for more information on the students.
Rahim Mawji Rahim is a rising sophomore studying Economics, Sociology and African Studies at Harvard. Before coming to India, he completed an internship at a private equity firm in Ghana. His summer internship in India was in Mumbai, with Dalberg, a development consulting firm. As of fall 2012, he will be one of the leaders of the Freshman International Program (FIP) at Harvard. This was his first trip to India.
Virginia ‘Ginny’ Fahs is a rising junior at Harvard studying American History and Literature. She spent the summer interning at SPARC, an NGO that tackles issues of housing and sanitation in slums through community organizing activities, site-specific architecture and design, and political involvement. SPARC mediates between slum-dwellers and local governments to improve the living conditions in slums. She is interested in journalism and writing so she has been helping SPARC rewrite their promotional materials to include more personal stories and anecdotes from their work in the field. This was her first trip to India. To read Ginny’s SPARC blog, please click here.
A three student team working on a digital, mobile library in India, called MOBILIZE! – Starting in Gujarat, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, MOBILIZE! Digital Library Vehicles will implement services throughout rural India to support education by harnessing the best materials and practices to increase and equalize access to education. MOBILIZE! Members attending the lunch included: Nisha Deolalikar, Undergraduate Student, Harvard College; Jenna Louie, Undergraduate Student, Harvard College; and Viroopa Volla, Undergraduate Student, Harvard College. The three undergrads from Harvard College are supported also by a graduate student working from Cambridge. MOBILIZE! is a startup that received a SAI grant from the Omidyar Network.