A start-up that aims to bring an educational revolution to low-income schools across the world. Zaya which means destiny; helps motivated educators, technologists, and social drivers to empower every child to achieve their destiny through quality education.

  • Zaya's mission is to transform the educational landscape of India by building technological solutions that help children learn better
  • Zaya's products use a blended learning approach which allows for equal participation from teachers and students in the child-development process.
  • English Duniya, a learning pathway for Android,
    enables children to learn English through interactive videos and Q&A.
  • Blended Learning - This method allows equal participation from the teachers and the students in the child-development process.
  • Class Cloud - Ensures quick and effective distribution of curriculum and content amongst all the students in the classroom and can be accessed with intermittent or no connectivity.
  • Through Curello, Zaya allows the teachers to create a personalized learning plan for the students where they can choose from thousands of premade lessons and customize their own.

Enterpreneur profile

Neil Dsouza

CEO and Founder Over a career span of 10 years, Neil has worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Cisco, Translation Advocate at Khan Academy, and a member of the Advisory Board at New Media Foundation. He is an alumnus of North Carolina State University, where he completed his Master's in Computer Science. Neil is also the Founder and Chairman of Teach A Class Foundation - India's first funding platform for teachers.

DBS Association with Zaya

Mentors

Kishore Poduri

Kishore Poduri

Kishore has over 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resource Management and leads the HR function for DBS India. He is responsible for the People strategy and delivery of the human resources systems and processes.

Alfian Sharifuddin

Alfian Sharifuddin

Alfian Sharifuddin is the Managing Director & Head of Technology and Operations in India. He has been with the bank for more than 18 years and is responsible for all matters regarding technology and operations for DBS India. Alfian started his career in DBS as a banking technologist and has held various senior positions in the technology organisation prior to his current appointment.

Tanu Krishna

Tanu Krishna

Navin Choudhary

Navin Choudhary

Projects that DBS is mentoring Zaya on

Refining the pitch deck and marketing collateral

Corporate connections with DBS clients for CSR projects focusing on Education

Amplifying Zaya's message through speaking opportunities