Monis Shamsi is an Educator, Community Aggregator & a Social Entrepreneur. He
is also the Founder-President of You Can Foundation. He is highly passionate
about working with the youth. Leaving a corporate career, he started interventions
with the youth through educational and volunteering programs.
Monis started his philanthropic journey by organizing blood donation camps to save lives of people who were in need of blood.The idea led to the birth of his NGO. At the same time, He started experimenting with education for his bread and butter. What began as a mode of livelihood soon developed into a full-time passion.
While teaching children, He realized the gaps in the education system. The blood donation camps led him to educational institutions for volunteers. In a short span of time, he developed a very strong rapport with several students, teachers, parents and educational administrators. While talking to them, it came to his mind that many students today are not socially very much engaged. After doing some research, He realized that individualism and consumerism is developing because of a very structured education system which hardly has room for questioning, experiential learning and freedom of thought. Right from the school days students are made to think in
a very structured manner with an eye on the final exams.
As an entrepreneur, He actually realized that the youth has a lot of creative energy and talent. However, most of them are unable to channelize their energy properly due to non-immersive education system. According to him, in order to put in their best, the youth must discover their own strengths and utilize them to create economic and social values.
Using the methodology of experiential learning & thought based approach, Monis has successfully worked with stakeholders in the development sector to create a meaningful learning journey for the youth, based on self-exploration and discovery. His idea is also to ensure that the youth utilizes such learning experiences to enhance their own career goals.
My mission is to make education meaningful,Immersive and accessible across India.