“Everyone refers to us as the school that provides the teachers with electric vehicles!” chuckles Lakshmi Ramamurthy, founder of Amyga Academy. The Academy is paving the way to world-class education in remote villages around India while empowering the rural women who contributed to the local rural schools—also known as the Anganwadi.
Lakshmi’s career started in Bangalore as a Chartered Accountant. The first ten years of her career were all about finance and had very little to do with education. “It is still strange,” she recollects looking into a distance, “My switch from finance to education,” she adds while laughing.