Neil D'Souza, Zaya Labs
– Hosted at Indian School of Design and Innovation
part of a series on Education
About the speaker
Neil D'Souza is the founder of Zaya, a disruptive educational social enterprise that is bringing the online education revolution to the bottom of the pyramid. During his time at Cisco, Neil developed a strong passion to help underprivileged communities and he set his sights on how to bridge the education gap for children in remote regions of the world. He spent a couple of years in Mongolia and Indonesia, in villages piloting technology that would enable access to learning for everyone. Neil is an avid traveller and has lived, traveled and worked in 40 countries. His new passion is triathlons and cycling and he recently finished his first Ironman in Malaysia.
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