Fellows in the News: Dost

I wanted to share a new blog about Dost’s story with you. I hope it sheds some light on the beginning of my co-founder and my journey to change the early learning gap in India.

A month into my coaching relationship with Renee has already yielded actionable areas to work on. Can’t thank the Gratitude Network team enough in helping us deepen our impact at Dost Education.

 

The familiar Skype ringtone sounded, and Sneha Sheth and Sindhuja Jeyabal found themselves face to face. Between them lay a screen and 8,834 miles. They’d never spoken before, but a friend of a friend at Berkeley had recently introduced them due to their unique shared passion for education in India. “You both talk about education a lot,” he said, “you guys should meet.”

What started as an informal chat between two women who could not have been more different on paper quickly became an intense discussion about the power of education. Having seen inequity across the globe, the two were motivated to change how women could access high quality education.

The call was enough to convince Sneha to fly back from Mumbai to the bay area, where they were both in grad school at UC Berkeley, to determine if Sindhuja might be the right co-founder for her new venture, Dost.

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