Sandeep Dutt

On the 2nd May 2009 - Sandeep Dutt was nominated as National Director for The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award in India (IAYP). He served in the position till 2012; moved on to transform schools, finally setting up the Learning Forward India Foundation. 33 years of service - three decades of volunteering and three years as National Director. Sandeep set up the International Award for Young People Secretariat in India in 2010. He transformed the near fifty years old Programme into a much-desired youth development program in India. The use of cloud computing, volunteer management and successful partnering with schools helped create the sustainable development model for IAYP.

In the sixty-odd years of the Award in India, perhaps the longest-serving volunteer. Witness the good times and the the years HRH Prince Philip created the worldwide youth network. From the days of Loftus Edward Peyton Jones to John May at the Secretariat, Sandeep has not witnessed but been the changemaker!

Author, Entrepreneur, Mountaineer and above all passionate about taking learning forward. Founder Learning Forward India, Ambassador Hundred.Org, Chairman Bhadrajun Artisans Trust, Owner The English Book Depot and former National Director of The Duke Of Edinburgh's International Award. Mountains and beyond into the plains of Rajasthan, at the foothills of the Aravallis, found the meaning of my life in a small village called Bali, on a piece of land brought to life by The Fabindia School, the changemaker. #MyGoodSchool #HappyTeachers #SchoolsCanChange

In the photo Sandeep Dutt with Gillian Shirazi Secy Gen of The Duke Of Edinburgh's Award, in at the Gold Award Holders' Even in Kenya 2011. #worldready #archives #historyfacts