Ishva Mehta is a high school student on a quest to combat illiteracy in schools through her global nonprofit organization, Write & Co.
At the age of 16, Ishva founded Write & Co, a cause-driven, movement-working organization to shatter the socioeconomic gap in education.
Schools and children from low socioeconomic backgrounds do not have access to resources available to their counterparts from high socioeconomic backgrounds. Such schools have very high drop out rates, often times lack of teaching faculty at hand, and little to no amenities and resources.
Ishva believes that education is a fundamental right and everyone, regardless of their socioeconomic status, sex, race, or religion has the right to free quality education- which is why she created Write & Co.
Write & Co creates and donates quality educational worksheets to underfunded schools and organizations across the world and hosts free literacy workshops across the US.
In the 21st century, education enables upward socioeconomic mobility, is the key to escaping poverty, and helps ensure ones safety and security for the present and the future (from Write & Co's website).
│"....Education is a fundamental right," says mehta