Abhijit Sinha Founder, Project DEFY

Project DEFY was born out of Abhijit’s deep-seated frustration with the Indian education system, and his experience in the village of Banjarapalya, a place which was even robbed of this frustration. The poorly designed system of education was just not enough, the real problem is that most people aren’t even aware of this tragedy and continue to suffer under the current mainstream education system without a question. When Abhijit started questioning the practice along with the kids of Banjarapalya, a new learning model emerged - an education system, created, run and evaluated by the learners themselves. Abhijit and his team at DEFY ceaselessly strive to take this model to the masses and to return education into the hands of the people.