Article: I like to dream big

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I like to dream big

Shaheen Mistri, CEO of Teach For India on dreaming big, the importance of an education and more
I like to dream big
 

For me, a big learning was to understand what is within my control and what is outside my control

 

Balancing the mission and vision of the organization with success is something that we want to achieve

 
Q. What shaped you to become the person you are today? Any interesting anecdotes you would like to share. A. My mother started the first school for the hearing impaired in Mumbai when we were very young. So we always had children with some disabilities in and out of our home and we grew up seeing our mother work with them. That was definitely an influence that shaped my perspective. Secondly, from a very early age my parents encouraged me to volunteer. So I spent every summer since the age of 12 with kids, all of whom had some kind of special need. Spending so much time made me realize that I loved being with kids. The third influence was the very strong education that I received. I started out in the French school system. From there, I went to the British School system and then the US school system. I never went to an Indian school. I had the opportunity to experience different forms of education with some really good teachers. So, from a very early age, I realized that I had been ve...

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