Special Advisory Board & Board of Directors

Ash Patel

Co-founder, Special Advisor

Why did you join the board?
I’ve seen first hand what these children go through and what they don’t have. These children have incredible potential, they just need to be empowered. And this is our mission.

Shyam A. Patel

President, Board of Directors

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board to make a difference in the lives of children worldwide. An education provides a means to succeed and create a better life. Hard work and dedication are…

Henry Desai

Chairman, Board of Directors

Why did you join the board?
I was born in Lusaka, Zambia, which is where my involvement in community service began. My experience and involvement in charity work is long and varied. At the age…

Shiv A. Patel

Secretary, Board of Directors

Why did you join the board?
I joined the board in order to help children around the world gain a valuable education. I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to gain an education.

Julie Stewart

Board of Directors

Why did you join the board?
Having spent some time in a developing country in college, I have seen the challenges that children face when they are not exposed to education…

Neal A. Patel

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Why did you join the board?
I joined the Siksha board in an effort to give better opportunities for learning and success to underprivileged children around the world. I was very fortunate to be…

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