Dr. Armene Modi

Armene Modi, an educator and social activist, from India, founder of Ashta No Kai (ANK), a non-profit to educate and empower rural women and girls in 10 villages near Pune, India. Her efforts have resulted in rural women finding their voice to become active change makers in their villages, improved the educational outcomes of hundreds of adolescent girls, while preventing their early marriages. Armene holds a Master’s degrees in International Relations from Tufts University, in TESOL from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, is a 2017 Echidna Global Scholar of the Brookings Institution, was awarded an honorary doctorate from J. F. Oberlin University in Japan. She is the recipient of “Real Heroes” award from CNN-IBN.


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