Noida – World’s one of the top University, Yale University has selected an Indian social entrepreneur Neha Upadhyaya among 16 World Fellows. This is a signature global leadership development initiative being taken by Yale University. Delhi based social entrepreneur Neha Upadhyaya have founded GUNA Organics in the year 2014 which provides ethically-sourced organic food products grown by rural female Indian farmers.
The university has posted the Ms Upadhyaya’s profile on its website, in the profile; GUNA’s vision is to empower the female farmers through vertical integration of organic farming and solar technology. Through her work, she has focused on working with children suffering from numerous health issues including diabetes, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She is an emerging social entrepreneur in the city and has been the recipient of Future Leaders Connect (2018) and Social Impact India (2017) awarded by the British Council. She has also won several prototype grants and awards, including Entrepreneur Excellence award by IIT Delhi (2017).
Ms Upadhyaya said “envisions an inclusive, equitable, and healthy society where men and women support each other in every aspect of life and enjoy their right to realize their full potential”. Emma Sky, director of the Maurice R Greenberg World Fellows Program, said the courage, ingenuity and passion of the World Fellows will be an inspiration to all at Yale. The 2019 class of Yale World Fellows brings the total number of World Fellows since the program’s start in 2002 to 346 Fellows, representing 91 countries in the world. The year 2019, the program is marking the 18th cohort of World Fellows.
Apart from Ms Upadhyaya, a total of 21 Indians, including actress Nandita Das and economist and activist Chetna Sinha have been selected earlier as Yale World Fellows since the program started in 2002.
The World Fellows program is Yale University”s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale”s ongoing commitment toward internationalization and bring talent from across the world. Each year, Yale University invites a group of exemplary practitioners from a wide range of fields and countries and the selected practitioners are provided an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.