• History

    In 2012, Dexterity Global instituted DexSchool as India's first school of leadership and entrepreneurship for teenagers, long before even the Government of India came up with its flagship Startup India program.

     

    At a time when even professionals did not have the leadership know-how and an entrepreneurial support system to start an organization, DexSchool graduates, as teenagers, started organizations that solved pressing problems, ran startups that raised funding and support and continue to be at the fore of change across different corners of the world.

    2012

    Dexterity Global instituted DexSchool as India's first school of leadership and entrepreneurship for teenagers.

    June 2013

    The first DexSchool class comprising of 21 young leaders from different Indian states convened at Tarumitra Ashrama in Patna, India.

    February 2015

    To increase female enrolment, DexSchool announced full financial aid for all female candidates irrespective of socioeconomic background.

    March 2015

    The Kathryn W. Davis Foundation included DexSchool among "100 Projects for Peace" globally.

    April 2015

    The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000. Dexterity Global's Office of Financial Aid announced full financial aid and travel scholarships for all students from Nepal. A young high school student who survived the severe Earthquakes in the Terai belt of Nepal was part of the class.

    May 2015

    In a rare and historic moment, NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. got linked to DexSchool classrooms in Patna, India. Mamta Patel Nagaraja, a senior NASA Scientist and Project Head of Women@NASA took questions on space science, leadership, and building a career in STEM.

    2017

    Padma Shri Ms. Arunima Sinha, world's first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, delivered the Graduation Address at DexSchool Class of 2017

    June 2018

    On June 12, 2018, Mr. Sushil Modi, the Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Bihar, hosted members of DexSchool Class of 2018 at his official residence in Bihar. The Chief Minister delivered the Graduation Address and took questions on leadership, governance and policymaking.

    2019

    In her best-selling book The Moment of Lift, Melinda Gates, the Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated an entire chapter on Sudha Varghese, a DexSchool mentor since its inception. In May 2019, Sudha Varghese served as the Graduation Speaker of DexSchool Class of 2019 and the graduates signed and gifted Melinda Gates' book to her.

    2020

    Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) and Dexterity Global signed an MoU announcing IRMA's sprawling 60-acre campus as the home for DexSchool starting 2020.