Aakash Sethi has over 20 years of experience in education and youth employment programs. He has been engaged in developing networks for knowledge creation and policy advocacy in corporate responsibility and technology for development. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quest Alliance, an organisation that promotes the use of technology in schools and vocational training to develop self-learning pathways for children and youth.
He is transforming classrooms and skill training programs into vibrant hubs of self-learning; role-modelling teachers as 21st-century facilitators and re-designing education technologies (both traditional to digital). These efforts will put young people in charge of their own learning and career pathways. And, also empower unemployable youth to become motivated self-learners and build 21st-century skills with purpose, choice and confidence. By doing so, he is enabling excluded youth to become ready for the future of work in India. He was an active member of AIESEC the world’s largest youth organisation for 5 years. He is an Ashoka fellow and an Asia 21 fellow. And also serves on the board of children’s movement of civic awareness and Dalit Shakti Kendra.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "