Vishal Talreja


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Diplomatic Courier

Vishal Talreja co-founded Dream a Dream 22 years ago that works to empower over 3 million children in India to overcome adversity and build the life skills needed to thrive in a fast-changing world. He has co-authored several papers with Dr. David Pearson and Dr. Fiona Kennedy related to Life Skills in the Indian context. Vishal is an Ashoka Fellow, an Eisenhower Fellow, A Kamalnayan Bajaj (Aspen) Fellow and a Salzburg Global Fellow. He is a Board Member at Goonj. Previously been the Founder Director of Unltd India and Board Member of PYE Global and India Cares Foundation. He is the Executive Committee Member of Karanga – The Global Alliance for Life Skills and SEL and Cofounder of The Weaving Lab. Vishal has been recognized as an “Architect of the Future” by the Waldzell Institut in Austria, ‘Heroes of Bengaluru’ in 2019 and as ‘Innovator of the Year’ in 2019 by HundrED.