Ayesha Vera-Yu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), a
grass-roots, non profit organization that partners with communities to improve
the primary education and health of children in rural areas in developing
countries, starting in the Philippines.
1st graders with Ayesha Vera-Yu, CEO and Co-Founder of Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK).
With almost 12 years in investment banking with a top global bank, Ayesha is
using her experience capitalizing companies big and small to design and operate
effective and sustainable programs that fight hunger, malnutrition and
illiteracy among some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
The problem, the target demographic, and the potential donors are not new.
But ARK’s principles and its methods of operation separate it from other
organizations in the development field. As a result, ARK has quadrupled its
target population, strengthened its partnerships, expanded its programs, and
more than doubled its funds raised in less than two full years of operation.
If you are interested in becoming a servant-leader on the international
stage—and if you want to learn how to use your innovation and leadership skills
to make a difference in the world without a million dollar bank account—join in
a conversation with Ayesha about the principles and experiences that have guided
her and ARK . . . and that just might guide you to make your own difference in
the world. Ayesha will be coming to campus on Tuesday, April 19, at 1:30 p.m. in
the Diplomacy Room (McQuaid Hall). Interested students can stay afterwards to
talk with Ayesha.
For more information about ARK, check out www.ruralkids.org.
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