Sanaya Bharucha leads special projects and outreach at Teach for India, a nationwide movement of young professionals who commit two years to teaching in under-resourced communities. In this capacity she directed the Maya Musical, a partnership with Broadway-based artists. The production served a demonstration of what’s possible for low-income students with no previous exposure to the arts. Through this and other projects, Sanaya promotes integrated education which combines exposure and access, values and mindsets, and academic achievement.View Complete Profile
The Maya Musical by Teach for India
As a young woman at the outset of her career, Sanaya Bharucha rejected enviable corporate job offers and declined to pursue a master’s degree. Instead, she joined Teach for India, a nationwide movement to serve under-resourced communities. What is possible for low-income children with no previous exposure to the arts? To answer this question, Sanaya and her colleagues staged the “Maya Musical”, a production created in partnership with Broadway-based artists and starring the students themselves. In this persuasive talk, Sanaya narrates her experiences and presents the musical as a symbol of the kind of education every child deserves.
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