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The Mahatma Gandhi Fellows have left a mark in a variety of places across South Asia…


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Our most recent scholars…


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Nazneen Khan (UNC Class of 2020) is pursuing a public policy with a health concentration major. This past winter break, she executed a public health intervention in Hyderabad, India. Nazneen partnered with another focused on menstrual health, holding educational workshops, and increasing awareness and knowledge surrounding the effects of proper menstrual health. Over the course of her project, Nazneen not only helped women all across the community increase their understanding of their own bodies, but she also worked to break the stigma surrounding women’s health in South Asia.



Youthika Chauhan, a third year PhD student at Kenan-Flagler Business School, conducted her research on social hybrid enterprises in India. She spent her summer interviewing managers and founders of social enterprises in different parts of India during the summer of 2019. Her sample includes firms working on a wide range of goals such as reduction of food wastage, low cost healthcare to rural women, affordable education for low-income families and innovative treatment of industrial effluents. Her research aims to push the frontiers of business literature in a way that will help businesses address societal problems. By creating an understanding of how businesses benefit through social goals, she will try to encourage sustainability considerations in for-profit firms. This opportunity allowed her to take interviews and understand firms which work towards social causes in India. Through her research, she better understood how companies can benefit through their social missions, and maximize the positive impact they create.