Deepak Chopra, founder and CEO of FEA attended Indiaspora’s annual flagship retreat in Tarrytown, New York with 150 Indian diaspora leaders from the U.S, India, Canada, and Europe.
Deepak’s lifelong mission is to develop effective and scalable solutions for poverty alleviation and help disadvantaged youth bootstrap themselves out of the cycle of poverty.
FEA runs an innovative employability skill-building program that includes building English and non-cognitive skills and benefiting from MOOCs and Mentorship. More than 25,000 disadvantaged youth attend classes at the 100+ FEA branches. A randomized control trial is currently underway at FEA as the program anecdotally appears to add 50% – 100% to a disadvantaged youth’s income.
Deepak has been a lifelong entrepreneur in the food supplement industry and his business experiences inform the operations of FEA. Academics from Stanford, MIT, etc., use FEA as a research site for studying poverty alleviation methods, given FEA’s reliable data collection practices and culture of using metrics.
Deepak has pledged 100% of his assets to this charity.
The Indiaspora Global Forum is Indiaspora’s annual flagship event which attracts leaders and change agents and affords them the opportunity to engage in intellectually stimulating discussions and powerful networking on issues that affect the Indian diaspora. Building on last year’s Forum, Indiaspora had a truly global event this year with participants from Canada, England, Europe, UAE, Singapore, Australia, and other regions all over the world.