Gala Keynote Speakers

Rukmini Banerji

Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO Pratham Education Foundation & the 2021 Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate


Ingrid Srinath – Director – Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), Ashoka University

Mamta Saikia (1)

Mamta Saikia – CEO, Bharti Foundation (100 Women Achievers of India 2016), Influential Leaders 2019 (AACSB, USA)

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Raj Shah – President at MSI International and Board Member of Pratham USA

Charu Srinivasan

Charu Srinivasan, VP of Engineering at Microsoft (Board member on the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Technology)

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Ashok Kamath – Chairman, Akshara Foundation

Vibha’s “Bridging the Digital Divide for Education in India – The facts!” Gala 2021 will commemorate the 30 years of the innovative and transformative journey of Vibha in impacting the access and quality of public education in India and the USA. Spend 60 minutes listening to experts on the ground giving us their perspective for us to ACT upon.


This virtual global evening will bring together business leaders, educators, philanthropists, corporate sponsors and all of Vibha’s partners and supporters, all with a personal commitment to Vibha’s mission.


Enjoy an evening in the company of exceptional speakers, entertainers, real change-makers and a few surprises, all for a great cause.


We promise you’ll have a gala of a time.

Bridging the Digital Divide for Education in India

Covid has left many children without access to education and shifted everyone in the education sector to digital education. Although this was already happening even before Covid in rich, urban, private schools. Covid certainly has brought in the urgency for all schools – Govt/Private, Urban/Rural – to look at digital option.


Vibha is investing in digital education as we need to “normalize” learning levels faster through combination of self study and teacher led study and level the playing field across socio-economic and urban/ rural divide to create an ecosystem to work together and lead a digital learning revolution.


Digital Divide is a huge issue impacting the education of millions of children.  During the pandemic, many were left bereft of school education due to lack of access to the internet.  We at Vibha wish to do our part and bridge that gap and support these children with the following programs.

  • Design of the content delivery platform architecture
  • Promotion of foundation and curriculum aligned e-learning modules
  • Regional language content support
  • Teacher training for adoption of dual lesson plan strategy
  • Dashboards with proficiency and usage metrics


We are excited to share more of this exciting development with you!

About Vibha

Vibha is a volunteer-driven social catalyst that seeds, grows and scales solutions to systemic problems that impact quality of public education. Our mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of our children.

18+ million

Invested in social change
that matters

2+ million

Children impacted
by scaling partnerships


Programs expected to serve
10 million kids over 5 years


Corporate partners helping
with social change


Spirited volunteers across
the globe


NGOs working closely to scale
successful solutions